Advertisement

What are some dangers of fast food and junk food?

Two new developments should convince a person to avoid the temptations of junk and fast food once and for all. To wit:
  • One single junk-food meal can damage a person's arteries. One high-saturated-fat fast-food meal can seriously strain one's cardiovascular system, according to Canadian researchers. The main damage was to vascular endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels.
  • High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is associated with increasing global obesity rates. A study published in Global Public Health found that countries that use HFCS in their food supply had a 20% higher rate of diabetes than countries that didn’t use it.

Continue Learning about Nutrition

Is Junk Food Causing Food Allergies in Kids?
Is Junk Food Causing Food Allergies in Kids?
One of America’s first junk foods was a confection of popcorn and peanuts smothered in molasses called Cracker Jacks. The company marketed their produ...
Read More
What is the difference between vitamins and minerals?
Dariush Mozaffarian, MDDariush Mozaffarian, MD
Vitamins and minerals differ in basic ways. Vitamins are organic and can be broken down by heat, air...
More Answers
7 “Health Foods” That Are Ruining Your Diet
7 “Health Foods” That Are Ruining Your Diet7 “Health Foods” That Are Ruining Your Diet7 “Health Foods” That Are Ruining Your Diet7 “Health Foods” That Are Ruining Your Diet
These surprising picks may be sabotaging your weight loss plan.
Start Slideshow
What Are Some Healthy Alternatives for Sweets During the Holidays?
What Are Some Healthy Alternatives for Sweets During the Holidays?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.