Pop­corn’s a no-no

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Movie­go­ers who tuck into a medium pop­corn and a soft drink could be eat­ing the equiv­a­lent of three McDon­ald’s quar­ter-pounder burg­ers topped with a dozen scoops of but­ter, ac­cord­ing to a US study.

A lab­o­ra­tory anal­y­sis of snacks sold at US cin­e­mas and com­mis­sioned by the Cen­ter for Sci­ence and Pub­lic In­ter­est found a medium pop­corn and soft drink con­tained 1 160 calo­ries and three days’ worth – 60g – of sat­u­rated fat.

“That’s the sat­u­rated fat of a stick of but­ter and the calo­ries of two sticks of but­ter,” said the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s se­nior nu­tri­tion­ist Jayne Hur­ley in a state­ment. – Reuters

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