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11% of American Calories From Fast Food

11% of American Calories From Fast Food

(NEWSER– The average American gets 11% of his or her calories from fast food—and, believe it or not, that's relatively good news, reports the AP.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed 11,000 adults from 2007 to 2010, asking what they ate over the previous 24 hours, and those results are actually down from 13% in the CDC's previous survey for 2003-2006. Among the latest survey's findings:

  • Adults 20 to 39 years old get 15% of their calories from fast food, versus just 6% for those 60 and older.
  • Blacks get 15% of their calories from fast food, versus 11% for whites and Hispanics.

Read more: Newser

 

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