America exports obesity problem

Spaniards gain weight as they consume more American-style fast food
||Last Updated: 03/29/2006

American fast-food chains have exploded in the international market. Now weight gains among Europeans have been linked to their increased consumption of this kind of food, including hamburgers, pizza and sweetened soft drinks, a recent study found.

"High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has been associated with weight gain and obesity in the United States," wrote the authors of the study, published in the

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition