Fast food shops ‘flooding high streets’

Image copyright Jack Taylor/ Getty Images Image caption Businesses are being consulted by government about adding calorie labelling to menu

UK high streets have the maximum concentration of fast food outlets in almost a decade, figures show.

Despite town halls attempting to limit their spread, in most areas the number of takeaways per 100,000 people was at its highest since 2010.

Research indicates people most exposed to them are nearly twice as likely to be obese.

An industry group said proposals to introduce calorie labels on menus could make independent shops.

The BBC’s Shared Data Unit analysed the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics( ONS ). It detected ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The UK has assured a 34% increase in fast food outlets from 2010 to 2018 In 2010, the average number of fast food outlets per 100,000 people was 47. It had risen to 61 by 2018 In nearly every area( 204 out of 215) the rate of takeaways per 100,000 people was higher in 2018 than 2010 Image caption Joseph Law, how aged 20, used to have trousers with a 57 -inch waist, but has since lost over ten stone with the help of his gym in Rotherham Image caption Ismail Shahjahan says the increasing number of takeaways in Rotherham has damaged existing company Councils have introduced various initiatives to limit the opening or locating of new takeaways, such as stopping clusters of stores forming near schools Public Health England’s chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said it was working with the food and drink industry to construct everyday products healthier The Local Government Association( LGA ), which represents councils, said local authorities needed “more planning powers” to help tackle the “clustering of existing takeaways already open” Image caption Some takeaways are trialling a healthier menu

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