A study from the University of California, San Diego of more than 800 children and adolescents aged 7 to 17 found that restaurant meals accounted for only 6% of all meals eaten, but contained about 55% more calories than the average meal consumed at home. Restaurant meals also contained more total fat and saturated fat than home-cooked meals, the investigators found. According to the report, meals eaten at work, day care, school or a friend's house contained roughly the same number of calories as meals consumed at home.
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