Gap in diet quality between wealthiest and poorest Americans doubles, study finds

October 10, 2014

By Tracie McMillan The diets of low-income Americans have worsened in the past decade, even as the diets of the wealthiest Americans have improved, according to a new study that is among the first to measure changes in diet quality over time by socioeconomic status. Overall diet quality in the United States remains poor, said […]

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Rich or poor, schools fall short on providing physical activity

March 3, 2014

By Milly Dawson Schools in wealthier areas are more likely to have a physical education (PE) teacher on staff than are schools in poorer areas, but students in both wealthy and less affluent areas are coming up short with regard to physical activity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. “Children […]

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More education, not income, fights obesity

September 25, 2013

By Stephanie Stephens Educational status may protect women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas against obesity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The study adds to previous studies showing an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and socioeconomic status (SES). Generally, researchers have discovered that women in areas with fewer economic resources have higher […]

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