Fast Food Increases Diabetes Risk

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It might not come as a surprise, but a new study has shown that fast food really is just as bad for you as previously believed. In fact, eating fast food just once a week increases the risk of dying from heart disease by 20%, and eating fast food two or more times a week increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 27%.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, did hold one surprise for researchers. Andrew Odegaard from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, which conducted the study, remarked “What’s interesting about the results is that study participants who reported eating fast food most frequently were younger, better educated, smoked less and were more likely to be physically active,” said Odegaard. “This profile is normally associated with lower cardio-metabolic risk.”

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