Fast Food: A Big Part Of Americans' Diets

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Published on 3 Oct 2018, 11:54
According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fast food is increasingly part of the U.S. diet.
The reports says that almost half of all American adults (37%) ate fast food between 2013 and 2016.
CNN writes that fast food is often loaded with calories, fat, salt and sugar, which -- eaten in excess is linked to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
National health statistics show that 11.3% of U.S. adults received their "total daily calories from fast food between 2007 and 2010."
Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, an associate professor and director of clinical research at the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said, "What surprised me was the finding that income was positively associated with more fast food."
Race also factored in. 42.4% of African Americans, 37.6% of Caucasians, 30.6% of Asians and 35.5% of Hispanic people in the U.S. admitted to eating fast food.


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