Fast Food Nutrition Study Indicates Not Much Has Changed In the Last 20 Years

January 1, 2015 7:48 AM

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Fast Food Nutrition Study Indicates Not Much Has Changed In the Last 20 Years

Alice H. Lichtenstein, D. Sc, the director of USDA HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory recently led a study which investigated calorie, sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat content of many popular menu items served among three national fast food chains, between the years of 2006 and 2013. They found, oddly, that the average calories, sodium content, saturated fat, and saturated fat remained relatively constant—constantly high.

They did find, however, lower trans fat content in French fries, likely because of the shift from vegetable oil to canola oil.

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