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Euros to boost takeaway consumption
Almost a fifth of football fans watching the Euro 2012 games will overindulge and consume more takeaways during the tournament, data suggests.
Of the football fans watching the games, 19.5% admitted they will be eating more fast food and a quarter said they will drink more alcohol, according to a poll.
Meanwhile, similar data shows that other sports fans are likely to indulge in more sweet treats during the Olympics and Wimbledon.
One in 10 people who will be watching the 2012 Games and the tennis tournament said they would consume more treats, according to the survey of 2,000 British adults.
A survey, conducted ahead of Gut Week 2012, found that 54% of of Britons are likely to overindulge during the forthcoming summer events.
Dr Nick Read, medical adviser to the IBS Network, said: "With the Olympics and Euro 2012 taking place, it's going to be a thrilling summer, but do pace yourself.
"The Gut Week research shows that a staggering 85% of us aren't aware of the negative effect that certain foods have on the way that we feel, so watch what you eat - avoid too much fatty, spicy or processed food and give yourself time to relax and eat it.
"Drink plenty of water, go easy on the alcohol and get enough sleep. There's a lot going on and if you don't take care, the first place that will be affected is your gut. It's your warning signal that you're doing, eating or drinking too much, so keep it happy and you'll enjoy your summer."