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Don't Eat This Book

Fast Food and the Supersizing of America

by Morgan Spurlock

Don't Eat This Book
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    May 2005, 304 pages
    May 2006, 320 pages

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  • 37% of American children and adolescents are carrying too much fat.
  • 60% of all Americans are either overweight or obese.
  • One in every three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Diabetes will cut 17-27 years off your life.
  • Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant.
  • In 1972, we spent 3 billion a year on fast food - today we spend more than 110 billion.
  • You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac.
  • In the U.S., we eat more than 1,000,000 animals an hour.
  • Left unabated, obesity will surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America.
  • McDonald's distributes more toys per year than Toys-R-Us.
  • McDonald's operates more than 30,000 restaurants in more then 100 countries on 6 continents and represents 43% of total U.S....

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