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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: fast food | obesity | depression | Dr. Oz
OPINION

Kick Fast Food Off Your Commute

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:10 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

When the band Train released the song “Drive By” in 2012, it became their third Top 10 hit in the U.S., and featured this promise from lead singer Patrick Monahan: “Oh I swear to you, I'll be there for you. This is not a drive by.”

No one wants to experience a broken heart from a drive-by romantic encounter. But far too many people find that they're breaking their own hearts because of drive-by eating habits.

It's been an expanding problem — for waistlines and body mass indices (BMIs) — since the first drive-in opened in Baldwin Park, Calif., in 1948.

Today, nearly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, and many experts say our car culture is one major cause.

A new demographics-based study published in the journal PLOS One looked at 710 elementary school employees in New Orleans, and found that the more fast-food restaurants that were along a person's daily drive to and from work or near their home, the higher the employee's BMI.

It seems that all too often, you are what you drive by.

And, unfortunately, for the almost 70% of Americans who are overweight or obese, that means you're at an increased risk for heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and depression.

So, try this trick: Put a cooler in the car stocked with healthy snacks for your commute — fresh, pre-sliced fruit, cut-up veggies, walnuts and almonds, and plenty of water, black iced coffee, or tea.

© King Features Syndicate


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Today, nearly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, and many experts say our car culture is one major cause.
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