Scientists confirmed that nearly 20% of children and adolescents consume pizza every day, and they consume between 84 and 230 extra calories every day they eat a dish inspired by Italian cuisine, according to the “netdoctor” website.
The scientists noted that eating pizza as a snack between meals adds most of the calories to the daily intake of young people, which contributes to adding 202 additional prices for children and 365 for adolescents.
And increased intake of saturated fat and salt over a long period of time can lead to a whole host of health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and heart disease, all of which can be fatal.
For her part, the lead author of the study, Professor Lisa Powell, commented: “Children and adolescents do not adequately compensate by eating less other foods on the days when they eat pizza.
Lisa Powell added, “Reducing pizza consumption alone is not sufficient to significantly reduce the harmful nutritional effects of pizza. It is a very popular and comfort food, so improving the nutritional content of pizza, as well as reducing the amount of pizza eaten, can help reduce its negative nutritional effect.