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6/8/05-Tyler

Fast Food Study

Are you more likely to have a heart attack if you live near a fast food joint? A Canadian study says yes. The study looked at cities with 28,000 people or more. It compared the number of fast food restaurants to the rate heart attacks and deaths. It found that the higher number of fast food joint, the higher number of heart attacks. But many medical professionals say the study is flawed.

"They didn't take into consideration other factors related to heart disease like smoking," says Dietician Mandy Jefferson. Still, authors of the study clam the information they obtained is very useful in identifying regions that are at a higher risk of heart disease.

Michelle Mortensen, reporting. mmortensen@kltv.com

 

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