Health fears for residents after figures reveal East Lancashire is near the top of takeaways list

Blackburn Citizen: Are takeaways fuelling obesity in East Lancashire? Are takeaways fuelling obesity in East Lancashire?

EAST Lancashire has more fast food outlets per head than almost every other area of England, new figures reveal.

Burnley and Hyndburn appear in the top 10 list of boroughs with the most takeaways per head of population, while Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen are close behind, featuring in the top 25, according to figures published by Public Health England.

It comes after obesity figures revealed that two-thirds of East Lancashire residents were overweight or obese.

Burnley had 128 takeaways when the data was collected in 2013, which represented a rate of 147 per 100,000 residents, which was the sixth highest rate in England.

Hyndburn was ninth on the list with 108 takeaways (134 per 100,000), while Rossendale was 11th with 90 outlets (132 per 100,000).

Blackburn with Darwen had 176 takeaways (119 per 100,000), Pendle had 105 (117 per 100,000) and Ribble Valley had 54 (94 per 100,000).

A spokesman from the department of nutrition and dietetics at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It is extremely troubling that there are so many fast food outlets in the local area.

“Fast food nutrition should make up a only a minimal part of a healthy diet.

“Fast food is high in fat, sodium and sugar, which in the long term can lead to obesity and a range of other health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

“A diet based on starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and pasta, with plenty of fruit and vegetables, some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils, some milk and dairy foods and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the nutrients you need and enable you to stay healthy.”

Mohammed Iqbal, deputy chairman of Lancashire County Council’s health scrutiny committee, said: “People need to be more aware of healthy eating but at the end of the day it’s their own choice.

“If someone wants to go to the takeaway after a night out there’s very little you can do to stop them.

“It’s quite difficult to curb the number because of the planning process.”

The survey found that the City of London, Westminster, Blackpool, Islington and Camden had the most takeaways per head last year.

Dieters’ nightmare

  • A high-profile study conducted by a large group of English councils found that a typical donor kebab contained ‘shocking’ levels of salt, fat and calories.
  • They found the average kebab contained 62g of fat, compared to the guideline daily allowance (GDA) of 95g for men and 70g for women.
  • Unhealthy ingredients to watch out for include trans-fats, which are found in fried takeaway foods like hot chips that are cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oils, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is routinely found in soft drinks and other sweets, monosodium glutamate (MSG), found in Chinese food and condiments, and artificial additives and foods with high sodium content, such as burgers and chips.

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2:36pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue. ikap22
  • Score: -24

2:44pm Wed 9 Apr 14

caballo says...

ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
Why wait for them, you've already done it!
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]Why wait for them, you've already done it! caballo
  • Score: 34

3:10pm Wed 9 Apr 14

shytalk says...

Once upon a time Blackburn had shops.
Once upon a time Blackburn had shops. shytalk
  • Score: 19

3:33pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bernard Righton says...

caballo wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
Why wait for them, you've already done it!
Lol!!
[quote][p][bold]caballo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]Why wait for them, you've already done it![/p][/quote]Lol!! Bernard Righton
  • Score: 11

3:38pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bernard Righton says...

I think we need more studies to and reports to tell us how bad "takeaways" are for us.
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past five years I don't think youd be surprised to learn that a kebab has a lot of fat, salt and unpronounceable ingredients in it would you?

As an aside back in the 60's every street had a chippy on it, deep fried fish n chips, which are a good source of protein and starch if the above is to be believed so maybe it's just certain types of takeaway?
I think we need more studies to and reports to tell us how bad "takeaways" are for us. Unless you've been living in a cave for the past five years I don't think youd be surprised to learn that a kebab has a lot of fat, salt and unpronounceable ingredients in it would you? As an aside back in the 60's every street had a chippy on it, deep fried fish n chips, which are a good source of protein and starch if the above is to be believed so maybe it's just certain types of takeaway? Bernard Righton
  • Score: 14

4:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

rudis_dad says...

Well if our illustrious local clowncils would stop rolling over for fear of offending anyone and stop giving carte blanche planning permission, this wouldn't happen, would it?
Well if our illustrious local clowncils would stop rolling over for fear of offending anyone and stop giving carte blanche planning permission, this wouldn't happen, would it? rudis_dad
  • Score: 12

4:42pm Wed 9 Apr 14

rudis_dad says...

And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand.
And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand. rudis_dad
  • Score: 14

6:27pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22??
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22?? ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 13

6:34pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

rudis_dad wrote:
And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand.
Please don't show your ignorance and hatred of lazy (I presume you mean Benefit claiments)people but with Technology we can now order online and taxis deliver them you should try it sometime.ask rudi about the 21st century you might enjoy it.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand.[/p][/quote]Please don't show your ignorance and hatred of lazy (I presume you mean Benefit claiments)people but with Technology we can now order online and taxis deliver them you should try it sometime.ask rudi about the 21st century you might enjoy it. ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: -9

6:52pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

There is a simple way to reduce the number of takeaways. People just need to buy fewer takeaways. They are businesses. Lower sales will force many to close.
There is a simple way to reduce the number of takeaways. People just need to buy fewer takeaways. They are businesses. Lower sales will force many to close. Excluded again
  • Score: 12

7:04pm Wed 9 Apr 14

NorthernVoice says...

Just because there are lots of takeaway shops doesn't mean people are eating more takeaways. These shops often have another reason for existing.
Just because there are lots of takeaway shops doesn't mean people are eating more takeaways. These shops often have another reason for existing. NorthernVoice
  • Score: 8

7:27pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

I don't know how they all survive. Maybe some of them double up as 'launderettes'?
I don't know how they all survive. Maybe some of them double up as 'launderettes'? Stone Island:
  • Score: 6

10:19pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22??
What's that got to do with price of fish??? From bobs chippy!
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22??[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with price of fish??? From bobs chippy! ikap22
  • Score: -6

10:53pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Malthus says...

Bernard Righton wrote:
I think we need more studies to and reports to tell us how bad "takeaways" are for us.
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past five years I don't think youd be surprised to learn that a kebab has a lot of fat, salt and unpronounceable ingredients in it would you?

As an aside back in the 60's every street had a chippy on it, deep fried fish n chips, which are a good source of protein and starch if the above is to be believed so maybe it's just certain types of takeaway?
Take away food was not consumed anywhere nearly as much in those halcyon days as they are now.
[quote][p][bold]Bernard Righton[/bold] wrote: I think we need more studies to and reports to tell us how bad "takeaways" are for us. Unless you've been living in a cave for the past five years I don't think youd be surprised to learn that a kebab has a lot of fat, salt and unpronounceable ingredients in it would you? As an aside back in the 60's every street had a chippy on it, deep fried fish n chips, which are a good source of protein and starch if the above is to be believed so maybe it's just certain types of takeaway?[/p][/quote]Take away food was not consumed anywhere nearly as much in those halcyon days as they are now. Malthus
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Malthus says...

Stone Island: wrote:
I don't know how they all survive. Maybe some of them double up as 'launderettes'?
Lol very subtle. ;-) .
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: I don't know how they all survive. Maybe some of them double up as 'launderettes'?[/p][/quote]Lol very subtle. ;-) . Malthus
  • Score: 7

11:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

woolywords says...

Bernard Righton wrote:
caballo wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
Why wait for them, you've already done it!
Lol!!
You beat me to it, fair and square!
[quote][p][bold]Bernard Righton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caballo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]Why wait for them, you've already done it![/p][/quote]Lol!![/p][/quote]You beat me to it, fair and square! woolywords
  • Score: 3

11:19pm Wed 9 Apr 14

woolywords says...

I only go to the takeaway because my chippy won't do deep fried Mars bars!
I only go to the takeaway because my chippy won't do deep fried Mars bars! woolywords
  • Score: -2

11:32pm Wed 9 Apr 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

rudis_dad wrote:
And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand.
Spot on.
The only reason these slugs get off their rear ends is to ring ring their take away and get their food bank handouts.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: And nobody's forcing anyone to go for a takeaway or eat fast food - if all the fickle, lazy-arse slugs would get off their fat backsides and eat properly (oh, but that means a bit of hard work doesn't it, and we can't have that) there wouldn't be the demand.[/p][/quote]Spot on. The only reason these slugs get off their rear ends is to ring ring their take away and get their food bank handouts. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -3

11:51pm Wed 9 Apr 14

leyton says...

laundry is the way forward .
laundry is the way forward . leyton
  • Score: 3

11:52pm Wed 9 Apr 14

gazzandste says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.
seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22??
Quite right, Paula wanted to change the premises into a chip shop. Got nowhere so sold out. Who rules Pendle council. Think about it. Bob or is it another Pendle council excuse for brownie points for the Asian councillors. Makes you wonder.
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: Waiting for the woodworm's to crawl out and make this story into a race issue.[/p][/quote]seeing how you started throwing your race cards already lets get started the reason we have more take aways is because we have a bigger %of Asians on town councils who give licences for takeaways and taxis out for fun,in Nelson the council turned a woman's application to change her premises from café to a fish&chip shop our Asian councillors turned her down so she sold up Asians bought the café and would you believe they turned it into BOB's fish and chip shop lol next question ikap22??[/p][/quote]Quite right, Paula wanted to change the premises into a chip shop. Got nowhere so sold out. Who rules Pendle council. Think about it. Bob or is it another Pendle council excuse for brownie points for the Asian councillors. Makes you wonder. gazzandste
  • Score: 6

5:11am Thu 10 Apr 14

the white witch says...

It does not matter what race or culture any take away is, the problem lies with each individual, There is people out there that is just pure lazy and does nothing more than sit there and ring for a take away, & if a buiseness is going to keep making money then who are they to refuse a customer of what they want ????
It`s the customer who needs to stop ordering.
It does not matter what race or culture any take away is, the problem lies with each individual, There is people out there that is just pure lazy and does nothing more than sit there and ring for a take away, & if a buiseness is going to keep making money then who are they to refuse a customer of what they want ???? It`s the customer who needs to stop ordering. the white witch
  • Score: 3

7:29am Thu 10 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

"Burnley and Hyndburn appear in the top 10 list of boroughs with the most takeaways per head of population"

As if there is actually a league table for takeaways! And I bet the studies are funded by you and me, the taxpayer. We really need to get rid of these pubic health types and start funneling the money that funds them into direct patient care instead.

They really are a bunch of hideous control freaks with too much time and money on their hands.

"“If someone wants to go to the takeaway after a night out there’s very little you can do to stop them. "

You shouldn't be able to do ANYTHING to stop them as it's none of your business whatsoever. It is not and has never been the role of the council or the government to tell people what they can and can't eat.

It really is past time the nanny state was dismanted
"Burnley and Hyndburn appear in the top 10 list of boroughs with the most takeaways per head of population" As if there is actually a league table for takeaways! And I bet the studies are funded by you and me, the taxpayer. We really need to get rid of these pubic health types and start funneling the money that funds them into direct patient care instead. They really are a bunch of hideous control freaks with too much time and money on their hands. "“If someone wants to go to the takeaway after a night out there’s very little you can do to stop them. " You shouldn't be able to do ANYTHING to stop them as it's none of your business whatsoever. It is not and has never been the role of the council or the government to tell people what they can and can't eat. It really is past time the nanny state was dismanted BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 4

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