McDonald’s vs. Life Expectancy

McDonald’s has been given so much bad publicity in recent years, based on biased and scientifically unsound claims.  I’m not a hardcore fan trying to defend the corporation, but as an analytical bystander I feel the need to bring about some justice.

Introducing: the correlation between McDonald’s historical growth and improvement in life expectancy.  Credible data sources suggest that before Americans had McDonald’s, they didn’t make it very far.

Keep this chart in mind the next time you buy your kids a Happy Meal.  Thank it.