CDC: Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Adults’ Daily Calories
(ATLANTA) — How much fast food do you eat?
According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.3 percent of the calories adults consume on a daily basis come from fast food.
Using data from 2007 to 2010, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that African-American adults between the ages of 20 and 39 ate the most fast food, constituting more than 20 percent of their daily caloric intake. Adults 60 and over, on the other hand, consumed the least amount — 6 percent.
The survey also found that income and one’s weight can factor into how much fast food a person consumes.
Among the youngest age group studied — 20 to 39 — intake of fast food declined as income increased. And, among all adults, researchers found that those who were obese ate the most.
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