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Adults Get 11 Percent Calories From Fast Food

by VR Sreeraman on February 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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 Adults Get 11 Percent Calories From Fast Food

Consumption of calories from fast food among US adults is about 11.3 percent between 2007 to 2010, according to a report.

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was based on data pulled from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CBS News reported.

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Fast food is a quick alternative to making a meal at home, and it's steadily becoming am increasing part of the American diet, the report noted.

However, the 2007 to 2010 fast food-calorie statistics are lower than the levels reported from 2003 to 2006, when the American diet was about 13 percent fast food, it said.
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Researchers cited that eating fast food frequently has been linked to weight gain.

The CDC report revealed that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and that obese people had the highest percentage of fast food making up their diet.

Non-Hispanic black adults ate more fast food in their diet than non-Hispanic whites and Hispanic adults. Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest rates of obesity at 49.5 percent, according to the CDC.

Earlier research has linked obesity to many health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Source: ANI
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