The Economic Impact of Obesity

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments by

Unequal access to healthy foods, given the rising cost of whole, unprocessed products in the United States, lends to the greater availability and proliferation of unhealthy, processed foods high in saturated fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Over two-thirds of American adults are classified as obese, which is unsurprising considering the fast food culture that pervades […]

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How Income Affects the Weight of America

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments by

In the United States, over two-thirds of Americans are considered obese. According to James A. Levine of the American Diabetes Association, the more affluent a country is the higher the rate of obesity. However, American plumpness is not just related to the affluence of the nation.  Numerous other factors contribute to the obesity rate.  One […]

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