However, this change in diet can have some serious effects. One effect is on health. Many individuals in the UAE are becoming people will be less productive and have conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Another result of fast food culture is the loss of the family tradition of eating together. Children and adults rarely eat together now, and thus get less opportunity to talk. A further effect is on the economy. Although fast food is not very expensive, it is more expensive than cooking properly for yourself. Many of the fast-food companies are franchisees of foreign corporations, so profits leave the country.