Posted by: Boston Bravery | April 19, 2010

Unhealthiest Fast Food Sandwiches

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight but together this chart of the unhealthiest fast food sandwiches.

“We can, of course, be a bit more exacting about this. I’ve created an index based on the amount of fat, sodium and cholesterol that the Double Down and a variety of comparable sandwiches contain as a portion of the USDA daily allowance. (In the fat category, saturated fats are counted double and trans-fats are counted triple.) The index is scaled such that the Original Recipe version of the sandwich receives a score of 1.00, a measure of gluttony that will hereafter be known as The Double Down (DD).”

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