Despite menu changes over 18 years, fast food is still bad for you

December 31, 2014 5:30 PM

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Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse.

Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than in 1996 and nine contained more. In addition, five of the 18 items tested for sodium content had less of it at the end of the 18-year period and seven had more.

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