Your Address Can Make You Fat
Article in The Toronto Star at TheStar.com. Read it!
“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 tended to have a lower body mass index, meaning they were less likely to be obese, than those closer to a convenience store. Most convenience stores don’t offer healthy foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables or whole-grain products.
And the researchers found that residing near restaurant row was associated with widening waistlines. “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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