Medical News Summary: Fast food linked to weight increase and diabetes


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About: Fast food linked to weight increase and diabetes
Date: 19 January 2005
Author: Naomi Scott
Medical News Summary: A university study has revealed that consumption of fast foods more than twice weekly can result in healthy adolescents gaining an average of 10 extra pounds over 15 years on top of normal weight gain and also face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Fast foods tend to be high in trans fats and low in fiber and nutrients. Researchers want the government and health officials to take more responsibility in educating young people about healthy eating.
URL: http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2005/01/19/62814
Related Disease Topics: Diabetes, Obesity, Overweight

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