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Unformatted text preview: FAST FOOD . The fast-food industry has grown at a tremendous rate because of the following: employment of women outside the home, increasing number of people living alone, smaller families, less formal lifestyles, consumers demand for convenience, and increase in disposable income for some. Trends indicate more than 1 meal a day is eaten at fast-food places by many people. Eating at fast-food places will probably increase not decrease. Will a lifetime of fast-food eating make children more at risk of developing atherosclerosis, cancer, obesity, nutrient deficiencies? Fast-food nutrients Fat 40-55% of calories come from fat. Fat composes 40-58% in hamburgers. Total fat in 6 chicken nuggets is 58% kcal from fat. Some places advertise that they use all vegetable oil which may be coconut or palm kernel oil or hydrogenated fat all of which are highly...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HEALTH 225 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '11