Where You Live Can Make You Fat


Tue, Jul 20th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

In a recent study, researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo looked at women's body mass index in relation to their neighbourhoods' food amenities. They found that women who lived near a supermarket were less likely to be obese, than those closer to a convenience store or restaurants. Most convenience stores don't offer healthy foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables or whole-grain products. Additionally, "The greater number of restaurants within a five-minute walk, the higher the woman's BMI," explains study author Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning at SUNY Buffalo.



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