Study examines effects of ‘neighborhood poverty’ on obesity

August 29, 2014

By Karene Booker By age 2, poor children have gained more weight than their wealthier counterparts. But after age 2, neighborhood poverty, not family poverty, puts the pounds on, finds a new study, published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. About one-third of America’s children are overweight or obese, but rates are highest among […]

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Income, not ‘food deserts,’ more to blame for U.S. obesity

September 30, 2013

By Kyley McGeeney and Elizabeth Mendes In the United States, obesity in “food deserts” is above average. However, it is not solely — or even primarily — access to grocery stores that appears to be the issue — higher obesity rates are more likely to be linked to lower incomes. In other words, a lack […]

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