Oct 3, 2018

More than a third of Americans eat fast food every day

More than a third of Americans eat fast food on any given day, according to new CDC findings.

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Adapted from NCHS; Note: Lower family income is less than 130% of the federal poverty level, middle is between 130–350%, and higher is greater than 350%; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The big picture: The vast majority of fast food is bad for you. Eating too much unhealthy food can contribute to obesity and associated conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Although conventional wisdom holds that fast food is especially popular in low-income areas where grocery stores are sparse, the CDC found that fast food consumption goes up as income goes up.

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