Despite more healthy options, fast food still calorie heavy

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HealthDay, U.S. News & World Report

A new study shows that providing more menu options on a fast-food menu doesn't mean the average diner chows down fewer calories. Part of the problem is that some of the highest-calorie foods are masquerading as healthy, said lead author Katherine Bauer, a researcher at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education and an assistant professor of public health. "Entree salads, which are increasing in number, can be bad, too. With fried chicken on top and regular dressing, they can have more calories than a burger."