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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.

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