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unhealthy

(ŭn-hĕl′thē)
adj. unhealth·ier, unhealth·iest
1.
a. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
b. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health: an unhealthy pallor.
c. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome: an unhealthy diet.
2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive: unhealthy reading material.
3. Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health: took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
4. Of a risky nature; dangerous: an unhealthy predicament.

un′health′i·ly adv.
un·health′i·ness n.
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The healthier and unhealthier versions of foods examined were based on differences in fat (grilled vs fried fish and chicken breast vs chicken wiener), sugar (skim milk vs chocolate milk), fibre (whole wheat bread vs white bread and bran flake cereal vs frosted flake cereal), and 2 foods that CFG states to limit (fruit drinks vs orange juice and french fries vs mashed potatoes).
And fair play to the parents who accept they need help to break some of their children's unhealthier habits.
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To my shame, I'm unhealthier and more unfit than ever.
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