Posted: Jul 3, 2012 9:00 AM by NBC News
The increasing popularity of American-style fast food restaurants in Asia is taking a toll on their citizen's health.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied surveys filled out by more than 50,000 Chinese adults living in Singapore.
They found those who ate an American diet twice a week were more than 50% more likely to die of heart disease, and 25% more likely to develop diabetes.
The risk was significantly higher for those who ate fast food four or more times a week.
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