Your fast food is as fatty as ever…

December 31, 2014 7:38 PM

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Your fast food is as fatty as ever…

Researchers analyzed nutritional information at three national fast food chains from 1996 to 2013 and found that average calories, sodium and saturated fat stayed at relatively constant high levels. Trans fat levels did drop overall for French fries, as legislative efforts to clamp down on that type of fat had a spillover effect on the popular side item.

They focused on the most popular and basic items at these fast food restaurants to find overall trends in the data: fries, cheeseburgers, grilled chicken and regular cola. Within these, they looked at various sized items using information from a public internet data base.

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