super size me by the pound

These facts? Uh, Not So Fun.
Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant
In 1972, we spent 3 billion a year on fast food – today we spend more than 110 billion
McDonald’s feeds more than 46 million people a day – more than the entire population of Spain
French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America
You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac
In the U.S., we eat more than 1,000,000 animals an hour
60 % of all Americans are either overweight or obese
One in every three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime
Left unabated, obesity will surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America
Obesity has been linked to: Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Adult Onset Diabetes, Stroke, Gall Bladder Disease, Osteoarthritis, Sleep Apnea, Respiratory Problems, Endometrial, Breast, Prostate and Colon Cancers, Dyslipidemia, steatohepatitis, insulin resistance, breathlessness, Asthma, Hyperuricaemia, reproductive hormone abnormalities, polycystic ovarian syndrome, impaired fertility and lower back pain
The average child sees 10,000 TV advertisements per year
Only seven items on McDonald’s entire menu contain no sugar
Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald – he was fired for being too fat
McDonald’s distributes more toys per year than Toys-R-Us
Diabetes will cut 17-27 years off your life
McDonald’s: “Any processing our foods undergo make them more dangerous than unprocessed foods”
The World Health Organization has declared obesity a global epidemic
Eating fast food may be dangerous to your health
McDonald’s calls people who eat a lot of their food “Heavy Users”
McDonald’s operates more than 30,000 restaurants in more then 100 countries on 6 continents
Before most children can speak they can recognize McDonald’s
Surgeon General David Satcher: “Fast food is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic”
Most nutritionists recommend not eating fast food more than once a month
40% of American meals are eaten outside the home
McDonald’s represents 43% of total U.S. fast food market

2 thoughts on “super size me by the pound”

  1. Hey thanks for alerting me that the link at the top doesn’t link to the original article.

    It links to wordpress…. I think thats another anoying bug to add to the long list of wordpress bugs I have come across.


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