Fast food nation pays the price at the gas pump

November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/6/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 42, p46
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The article reports that U.S. addiction to oil is intrinsically associated to its addiction to fast food. A new study carried out by a University of Illinois researcher suggests that 39 million extra gallons of gasoline are used every year for an extra pound of body weight. The additional fuel needed each year as a result of the weight gain could fuel 1.7m cars for one whole year, although this only accounts for 0.7% of current U.S. gas consumption.


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