Friday, May 16, 2008

More Than 20 Percent of Teens Frequently Eat Fast Food

The high-fat, high-sugar, high-sodium food served at fast-food restaurants can have dire consequences on teenagers' immediate and long-term health -- but an alarming new study has found that more than 1 in 5 teens eat fast food more than 3 times a week, and that for young men, the statistic grows to 1 in 3. The University of Minnesota School of Public Health study also found differences among teens' fast-food consumption based on a variety of factors, including income, hours of weekly employment, and friends' attitudes toward nutrition.
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