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The Trend of High Consumption of Fast Foods and Its Impact on Families, Individuals, and Societies




Fast-food consumption has become a global trend in many nations over the last several decades, with people eating meals outside of the home or at home using takeaway or home delivery services provided by food stores. Several studies have found that when compared to children or adults, young adults consume the highest rate of fast foods. Despite the fact that eating fast food is not gender-specific, several studies have found that men consume more fast food than women. Other characteristics include age restrictions, the atmosphere, fast food outlet location, food availability, family eating patterns, and a race/ethnic minority-based location; psychosocial aspects such as fast food variety, an occasion for consuming junk foods, fast food desire, and fast food convenience; and psychosocial aspects such as fast food variety, an occasion for consuming junk foods, fast food desire, and fast food convenience. Processed foods have a large variety of negative health consequences. Overweight/ obesity, heart disease & strokes, diabetes mellitus, cancer, early death, metabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemia; mental health problems: depression, psychiatric distress, and violent behavior are all long-term factors. Junk food consumption has been proven in several studies to alter metabolism, diminish muscle strength, promote inflammation, and raise the risk of allergies, asthma, poor indigestion, and constipation in the short term. Fast food consumption is also influenced by social factors such as household poverty and food insecurity. Fast food has a lot of positives, including the fact that it takes less time to prepare, is a better option than skipping a meal, is economical, provides a variety of selections, and creates a large number of job chances. The research revealed a number of flaws that may be addressed in future studies, and the nutrients in fast foods could be considered for the world's future population and future health intervention programs to reduce negative health effects.


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