Study Says Chinese Restaurant Food Is Unhealthy

Washington (AP) -- Hold the soy sauce. A new study finds that Chinese restaurant food is bad for your blood pressure and waistline. The typical meal has more calories and sodium than the average adult should consume in a single sitting.

Researchers say even vegetable dishes aren't all that healthy. They carry more calories than expected and contain a lot of sodium.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest did the study and says the results are similar a study it did 15 years ago. Researchers say they're glad they haven't found anything different, because some restaurant food has "gotten a lot worse."

When ordering from restaurants, the center suggests saving half the meal for later, avoiding deep-fried meat, and asking for more veggies.

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