How Much Fast Food Are Americans Eating? Fast food has become a major staple of the
standard American diet. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details exactly how often Americans chow down on their favorite fast foods. From 2013 to 2016, 37% of U.S. adults opted for fast food on a random day. Cheryl Fryar, health statistician at the CDC Fast foods are typically
high in salt, fat, sugar
and calories. Consumption of excess fast foods
has been linked to obesity,
type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 31.7% of lower-income, 36.4% of middle-income and 42% of higher-income adults said they consumed fast food on any given day. Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center

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