News features CPC Fellow Barry Popkin's research on eating fast food and BMI

Jan 18, 2007

A new study provides the best evidence to date that eating fast food makes you fat. Among nearly 3,400 young adults participating in a long-term study, every additional fast food meal they consumed each week correlated with a substantial increase in body mass index (BMI), Dr. Barry M. Popkin of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and colleagues found.

The news article is based on an article in the latest American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (January 2007, volume 85, number 1, pages 201-8).

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