Fast Food Chains Case Study

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Fast food chains, the main problem responsible for multiple health problems around the world has still not changed any of their ingredients or additives to make a positive change. Fast food meals have been linked to multiple health problems. Such health problems like heart diseases, which is the leading cause of death of men and woman in the United States. Fast food has also been linked to obesity, due to the high amount of fat and carbohydrates found in their meals. An equivalent aspect is the additives added to fast food like trans-fat and sodium, which are both linked to leading to multiple health problems. Yet fast food chains have not done anything in regards to all of this health problems. Fast food chains are still harming the public …show more content…

Now, some will argue that it is not the fast food chain’s problem, that it is the customers’ problem for buying their food. But here is why they are wrong. Fast food restaurants have not made any positive changes, at least healthier ones and many people depend on something quick to go back to what they were doing, but they do not have the choice of getting something healthy because fast food restaurants do not have any healthy options. This makes the public think twice and actually end up picking something unhealthy because they do not have any other options to choose from. Moreover, fast food has also been proven to lead to heart diseases. This is due to the high cholesterol that fast food contains in their meals. By consuming a lot of cholesterol, plaque will start to build up in the walls of the arteries, which can narrow the blood flow in the coronary arteries and cause a heart attack if blood supply is completely cut off. Secondly, fast food is also the leading cause of obesity, which has become a natural problem in the fast food era. The reason why fast food leads to obesity is because their meals are high on fat and carbohydrates which add on a lot of calories. Obesity has also been linked to leading to other health problems like heart disease, diabetes, problems breathing and other serious health problems. Furthermore, fast food chains are also a critical problem because they are causing other serious health problems by adding other ingredients and additives to their food. Fast food chains are known for adding extra ingredients like sodium or an additive like trans-fat to make their food taste better. By increasing sodium intake, the individual could experience high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to heart attack, stroke and other health threatening diseases. On

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