Reuters reports that a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition points to the increased popularity of fast food and soft drinks as culprits in Spanish obesity:
Investigators explored the effects of soft drinks and other fast foods on more than 7,000 middle-aged and well-educated Spanish men and women...
High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has been associated with weight gain and obesity in the United States.
This trend may also be affecting populations with different eating patterns who increasingly are adopting typical U.S. dietary patterns.
In discussing the diabetes epidemic in New York City last month, The New York Times examined similar trends in this country.