Friday, October 31, 2003

Although currently not well liked, America still influential

American influence continues to spread, one doughnut at a time-- make that a dozen with chocolate.

Europeans said eating like Americans LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- As it is in the United States, obesity is a problem in Europe, too -- in part because Europeans are eating more like Americans.

Fast-food restaurants and jumbo American-style portions appear to be to blame, coupled with fatty foods that are not only plentiful, but often cheaper than fresh, healthful food. For example, Krispy Kreme doughnuts arrived in England this month at the food section of the upscale Harrods department store -- evidence, the New York Times said, of how familiar American-style eating habits have become in most of Europe.

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