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Study: 1 in 3 adults eat fast food daily

A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people.

It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers, which are based on a survey of about 10,000 adults over four years.

The study found higher-income families ate fast food more often than lower-income families.

Associated Press