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Hello friends!

The biggest impact of fast food is not on people's/the body but the mind. The memory and the cognitive function will decline.

Can I use "the instead of people's to refer to the bodies of all people?

Is "the" necessary before the words "memory" and "cognitive function"?

Thank You!

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Hi

Your sentence is good and both of the suggestions are good (and are right, either way you choose to do it). The shortest version of the sentence is:

- The biggest impact of fast food is not on the body but the mind: memory and cognitive function will decline.

And the longest version is:

- The biggest impact of fast food is not on people's bodies but on their minds. The memory and the cognitive function will decline.

Both are correct and acceptable. I'd say it's a matter of style which you choose.

Dave

PS It's your sentence and it's not really for me to comment on the factual content, but fast food is really low on vitamins and high in sugar, calories and fat. That leads to obesity, increased cholesterol, higher blood pressure and the possibility of diabetes 2 (bodily effects). The effect on the mind is bad too, certainly

Thank you for your sentence

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The parallelism limps slightly at one point. In "not on the body but the mind", "not" and "but" are partners in the comparison, and they properly should be given parallel items, "not on the body but on the mind".