#N12BK: America's fast food obsession

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More than a third of all Americans eat fast food on a daily basis, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control.

Every day, almost 85 million Americans consume fast food, the study suggests.

Poor diets are often associated with poverty, but the study actually found people who made more money were more likely to eat at fast food restaurants.

Researchers also discovered fast food consumption tends to decrease with age.

The study found African-Americans are more likely to eat fast food, followed by Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians, who consumed the least.

Americans prefer take out the most for lunch, and least for breakfast with dinner in the middle.

Experts continue to warn fast food is often high in sodium and calories while low in nutritional value.

Fast food diets have been linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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