• Rajveer Bhaskar North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, INDIA


Junk refer to fast food which are easy to make and easy to consume. Michael Jacobson aptly coins the phrase junk food in 1972 as slang for foods of useless or low nutritional value. Junk food so called HFSS (High fat, sugar or salt). Various type of Junk food that available in restaurants is cold-drinks, pizza, burger, and sandwich etc. The number of fast food restaurants and chain is increasing because people around the world like to eat junk food .USA, Canada, Britain, Australia, Japan, Sweden etc. are the countries with most junk food consumption around the world. Junk food is more popular because of experience of great taste, better shelf life and easy transportation. The junk food advertising is also play a great role in junk food’s popularity.  But it should be avoided, because of lack of energy, high cholesterol and poor concentration. It causes a lot of harmful effect on the body like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and various types of skin cancers. Eliminating the temptation for junk food and developing the awareness for fitness can be helping in avoid the junk food from the healthy diet regimen.

Key Words: - junk food, cholesterol, obesity, burger, pizza.


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Rajveer Bhaskar, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, INDIA

Assistant professor

Department of Pharmaceutics

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Bhaskar R. JUNK FOOD: IMPACT ON HEALTH. JDDT [Internet]. 14May2012 [cited 24Jun.2024];2(3). Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/132