People aged 24-34 found to be biggest consumers of fast food
A survey has found young people who live in cities are eating up to 25 takeaways per month.
The research by discount website vouchercodes.co.uk looked at 2,000 adults, finding people aged 25-34 were the biggest consumers of fast food, spending around £2,620 on pizzas, curries and fish and chips per year.
Londoners were the worst offenders, spending £221.63 a month, more than double the national average.
In contrast, people aged 45 and over spend the least on fast food, around £1,270 a year.
Consuming a large quantity of fast food can increase the risk of problems such as diabetes and heart attacks, according to health professionals.
However young people say they eat takeaways to save time in their busy lives – 49 per cent of 25-34 year-olds said they rely on fast food as they don’t have the time to cook at home.
Duncan Jennings, co-founder of vouchercodes, said: ‘Takeaways are now a part of everyday life for busy consumers. But they do not need to be unhealthy or expensive.’
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