We've long been told that eating delicious junk foods like cheeseburgers, fries, soda, donuts, and basically the rest of our Seamless order histories will ultimately turn us into big flabby sacks of unhealthy, or something like that. However, in a new study published this week in the journal Obesity Science & Practice, researchers from Cornell University claim these foods likely are not the sole culprit behind America's obesity problem.
While the researchers admit that a diet composed of double-fisted bacon cheeseburgers washed down with diet soda and candy bars almost certainly isn't good for your health, they found that for 95% of the population, there's no link between a person's weight and eating these indulgent foods. The exceptions, however, are people who are chronically underweight and the morbidly obese. Further, the study finds there's no significant difference in the consumption of junk food between overweight people and people with a healthy weight.