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    Default Edinburgh - toxic but tasty

    Edinburgh named takeaway capital of Scotland as poll singles out ‘toxic cities’

    EDINBURGH may be Scotland’s capital city, but it has also emerged as the country’s undisputed fast-food takeaway capital.

    A new survey has identified Edinburgh as the third most “toxic city” where the population is bombarded the most by the sights, smells and lure of high calorie treats which encourage overindulgence.

    There is an astonishing one takeaway for every 725 people and that puts even Glasgow in the shade, as it can only boast one outlet for every 923 people. Only Manchester and Bristol come off worse.
    As someone who's lived a few years in Auld Reekie, I can attest to the city's forbidden lure of high-fat take-out goods.

    The latest study, which list the top 20 “toxic cities” in the UK, whose high streets are fraught with danger for those battling to control their weight, has been compiled to highlight new research from Weight Watchers which shows just how much our surroundings are fuelling the obesity crisis.
    If Edinburgh is Scotland's 'winner,' what would be the UK's top 1 in general?

    Was also wondering if there would be an Irish equivalent?

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    Dundee is even unhealthier generally - I wonder where it ranks in the take-oot table?

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    Glasgow is not exactly a lettuce lovers paradise either.
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    Mmmmm....deep-fried mars bars...
    "Holding it together with pilates and gin."

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    My goodness, one takeaway for every 725 people.

    I love it and I hate it at the same time!

    Wonder what the health stats would be like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloverbartheshouting View Post
    Mmmmm....deep-fried mars bars...
    Try deep fried black pudding for size!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhagain View Post
    Try deep fried black pudding for size!
    Was about to say 'no thanks' until I thought of our own fair battered sausage!
    "Holding it together with pilates and gin."

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    Its like anywhere else really in that you don't have to eat out of a take away if you don't want, plenty of great restaurants in Eduinburgh as well. Deep battered mars bars takes the biscuit though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhagain View Post
    Try deep fried black pudding for size!
    Battered and deep fried pizza and chips was my favourite when a Student in Edinburgh.

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    First time I asked for a cheese-burger in Scotland, I was given a bun with a battered, deep-fried burger, with melted cheese between the burger and the batter.
    Mark Murray.

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