Fast Food and Diabetes


Fast food has been implicated as a contributor to the current and growing levels of obesity in western
societies. Soft drinks, fried foods and other high-calorie/high-fat foods are being consumed more frequently over time, and portion sizes have grown considerably in the past few years. Previous research in Ontario has linked the availability of fast food chains in a community with increased rates of heart disease; however, no study has yet tried to establish a similar association with diabetes.


Maria I. Creatore, Kelly Ross, Peter Gozdyra, Gillian L. Booth, Anne-Marie Tynan, Richard H. Glazier “Fast food and diabetes.” In Neighbourhood Environments and Resources for Healthy Living – A Focus on Diabetes in Toronto, edited by Richard H Glazier, Gillian.L. Booth, Peter Gozdyra, Maria I. Creatore,  & Anne-Marie Tynan, 208-224. Toronto, ON: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2007.


Fast Food and Diabetes