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Study: 22% of Latvian residents eat at their computer or while watching TV

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU22% of Latvian residents prefer to eat while sitting at their computer or watching TV, according to results of a health test performed by Euroaprieka.

39% of residents have regular and healthy meals.

Results of the Big Health Test in Latvia show that 15% of respondents have meals late in the evening. The largest proportion of late eaters is found in the age group of 45 to 55 years. 12% of respondents make a habit of eating quickly. Quick eating is characteristic for men aged 26 to 45 years.

12% of respondents also admit overeating. Such a habit is also typical for obese people, as the test’s organizer Nadina Erdmane explains the test results.

Negative trend is noted for consumption of sweets, especially for age group of under 25 years. Women prefer sweets and chocolate and men prefer sweet sparkled drinks.

«Data from the World Health Organization very clearly shows that the recommended daily dose of sugar for adults is 25 g. For children, the daily sugar dose is 12 – 15 g,» diet specialist Lolita Neimane comments the test results.

She reminds that 0.5 l of lemonade contains 50 g sugar. A 2 l bottle contains 424 g of sugar, which is a monthly dose for a child.

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