Everyone enjoys dining out with family and friends.  The question is, how often do you dine out at your favorite restaurants?

Researchers at Queens College, City University of New York are advising against it and not purely for financial reasons.

When people dine frequently at restaurants, they run a higher risk of putting on the pounds and boosting bad cholesterol as compared to those who mainly enjoy their meals at home.

In an analysis of 8,300 adults in the U.S. between 2005 and 2010, people who ate at least six meals in restaurants on a weekly basis had a higher body mass index, lower levels of good cholesterol and a deficiency in Vitamins C and E.

As for why restaurant fare isn't a great choice on a daily basis, the obvious answers are too much salt, too much fat, large portions and not enough fruits and vegetables offered.