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Our Burger Combos Are Bigger Than in 1950 (And So Are We)
If you thought maybe you'd turn your lunchtime into a nod to National Burger Month by picking up one of those ubiquitous combo meals, this buzz-killing infographic produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrates just how much bigger an average American burger-fries-soda combo has gotten since 1950.
Unfortunately, as it goes for burger combo sizes, so it goes for the Americans who consume them: "The average restaurant meal today is more than four times larger than in the 1950s. And adults are, on average, 26 pounds heavier," explains the CDC.
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