Here’s Another Reason To Avoid Fast Food

Filed under: Study — @ June 13, 2006

The burger and fries era in American history may be looked back on someday as the turning point in the decline of health and rise in obesity. Nobody will ever reasonably argue that fast food companies are providing consumers with healthy options for their busy lifestyles whether they sell salads or not.

But a new study that was presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association on Monday found that monkeys who were fed the trans-fats which are commonly found in such regular fast food fare as a cheeseburger and French fries actually had greater weight gain, especially in the abdomen, and insulin resistance that can eventually turn into Type 2 diabetes than monkeys who were fed other fats containing the exact same caloric content.

In other words, the calories in trans-fats made ‘em get fatter!

bq. Trans-fats are a convenience additive for food manufacturers and fast food companies who want to make the products they create last as long as possible until the consumer decides to purchase the item. As customers continue to demand lower and lower prices, the quality of the foods we eat will continue to be cheapened with ingredients like trans-fats. But the fast-food industry is on the brink of having the deal with this issue head-on as studies like this force them to come face-to-face with the reality that they are contributing to the destruction of public health.

Full details about this study can be found by clicking here.

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