Parents: Be mortally afraid of the dangers of Cheeseburger. It is more dangerous than most things for your children.
Fast foods tend to be high in calories, fat, salt and sugar, which — when consumed in excess — can be associated with obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other health risks. People have the lowest health risk when they eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Fast Food consumption Statistics
- Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
- 44.9% of adults ages 20 to 39 said that they consumed fast food on a given day, compared with 37.7% of adults 40 to 59, and 24.1% of adults 60 and older.
- 31.7% of lower-income, 36.4% of middle-income and 42% of higher-income adults said they had eaten fast food.
- non-Hispanic black adults — 42.4% — said they consumed fast food than non-Hispanic white adults at 37.6%, non-Hispanic Asian adults at 30.6% and Hispanic adults at 35.5%.
- 43.7% did so during lunch, 42% during dinner, 22.7% during breakfast and 22.6% as snacks
- Men (37.9%) ate in FF places than women (35.4%)