Fast food was healthier in the 1980s

Fast food isn’t getting any healthier.

Portion size, calorie count and sodium in entrees, sides and desserts increased significantly at 10 of the top fast-food restaurants in the U.S., according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The findings show menus overall are less healthy than they were 30 years ago, despite the addition of healthier options like veggie burgers, salads and apple slices.

Researchers from Boston University analyzed offerings in 1986, 1991 and 2016 at Arby’s, Wendy’s WEN, -0.29% Burger King QSR, -0.21% Carl’s Jr.

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