Do you know how many calories are in your fast food? Probably not, study say

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Do you know how many calories are in your fast food? Probably not, study say

May 24, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT

Do you east fast food? Do you count calories?

If so, a new study from the British Medical Association says you are underestimating how much you are consuming.

Among the findings of the study, according to USA Today:

• One-fourth of participants underestimated the calories in their meals by at least 500 calories.

• Teens' fast-food orders contained an average of 756 calories, but they underestimated their orders by an average of 259 calories.

• Adults ordered meals containing an average of 836 calories, but they underestimated by 175 calories.

• School-age children got meals that had an average of 733 calories, but their parents' guestimates were 175 calories too low.

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What are the 10 worst fast-food items?

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