Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey.

@article{Bowman2004EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey.},
  author={Shanthy A. Bowman and Steven L. Gortmaker and Cara B. Ebbeling and Mark A Pereira and David S. Ludwig},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 1 Pt 1},
  pages={112-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fast food has become a prominent feature of the diet of children in the United States and, increasingly, throughout the world. However, few studies have examined the effects of fast-food consumption on any nutrition or health-related outcome. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that fast-food consumption adversely affects dietary factors linked to obesity risk. METHODS This study included 6212 children and adolescents 4 to 19 years old in the United States… CONTINUE READING
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