Fast food has become a major part of what Americans eat on a regular basis, and a report from the CDC reveals just how much.
Ordering a burger or a bucket of chicken from a fast food restaurant is something we all love to do, some of us maybe a little too much.
According to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 85 million U.S. adults consumed fast food on a regular basis.
One of the authors, Cheryl Fryar, says the role fast food plays in the American diet has not only grown over the years but has also contributed to health risks like obesity, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease.
The data also showed that people who ate a lot of junk food varied by age, income level, and sex.
Of the adults in the study who consumed fast food on any given day, about 45 percent were between 20 and 39 years old. Nearly 38 percent were 40 to 59 years old. Twenty-four percent were 60 years old and older.
According to the report, higher-income families ate more fast food than middle or lower-income families, and a slightly higher percentage of men said they regularly ate more fast food than women.