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All you junk food addicts, pay heed! Seventeen year-old Stacey Irvine, of Birmingham, UK, collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital last week. The reason behind her distress? She’s been on a diet of McDonald’s chicken nuggets and potato chips since the age of 2! Her extreme food addiction has left her body starved of iron, calcium, antioxidants, vitamins and good fats. She has been warned that unless she varies her diet to include fruits and veggies, she faces a high risk of heart disease and cancer.

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