Portion sizes, nutrient content of fast food remain 'relatively consistent' since 1996

December 31, 2014 7:33 PM

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Portion sizes, nutrient content of fast food remain 'relatively consistent' since 1996

Lead researcher Alice H. Lichtenstein, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the center, and her team publish their findings in Preventing Chronic Disease - a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The researchers assessed the average portion size and the nutrient content in four of the most popular items sold in fast-food restaurants in the US: cheeseburgers (including 2 oz and 4 oz), fries (small, medium and large), grilled chicken sandwiches and cola beverages.

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