Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fast-Food Restaurants Contribute to America’s Weight Problem

Fast-food restaurants; for most Americans, you can't live without them, but can you live with them?  They dot the landscape of our country, city after city, but with a nation on the run, with countless single parents, or couples trying to split time between work and the demands of a heavy family schedule, those fast-food restaurants can offer a quick and often cheap, filling meal.  Fast-food restaurants are not entirely to blame for our nation’s growing weight problem.  Many offer healthy options, but studies show that most of us turn them down because of other reasons.  As a result, we are facing obesity as an issue.  The combination of lack of exercise and high fat foods is causing us to be obese.  The long-term problems of obesity are great.  They include heart disease and diabetes.  The bottom line here is we have to do whatever we can to control obesity.   

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