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Monday, February 25, 2013

Who Eats The Most Amount of Fast Food? One Study Says African Americans

African Americans Eating Fastfood at McDonalds

It's been long-rumored that fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Wendy's target low-income neighborhoods with African Americans. And now, it's been officially confirmed that such neighborhoods are in fact gold mines for these companies.

According to Afro.com, in a CDC study conducted between the years of 2007 and 2010, a little more than 11 percent of all food consumed by adults was from fast food, or quick service restaurants. That study also found that African Americans between the ages of 20 and 39 were shown to have the most fast food in their diet when compared with their Caucasian and Hispanic counterparts.

Researchers also found that for heavier Americans, weight increased as the amount of food taken into the body from fast food restaurants increased. And, older adults aged 60 and over, eat at quick service restaurants less than younger Americans with only 6 percent of their diet coming from quick service restaurants. Men and women of that age group had no considerable difference in the amount of fast food they ate.

For more details about the study, visit:
www.afro.com/sections/news/Health/story.htm?storyid=77569


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