Get Fat, Die Young: A Whopper of a Model

by
Abby Zimet

Just in case we needed any more reasons to assign a special place in
Hell to the insurance companies, a new study has found they own almost
$2 billion stock in the country's largest fast-food companies - that, on top of $4.5
billion in tobacco company stock. The study by Harvard Medical School
found $1.9 billion invested in McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other
grease-laden purveyors of morbid obesity.

"They
are essentially killing off their consumer base, so it's not a
sustainable model in the long-term." - Dr. Sara Bleich of the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health.

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