Sunday, August 29, 2004

NPR : Obesity Often Linked to Income

NPR : Obesity Often Linked to Income

Hi everyone,

Listen to this piece on NPR.

This piece is short but very interesting. It aired on NPR last week. It talks about how the cost of food is linked to obesity. There is some very interesting research on this issue. Basically, the theory is that healthy food costs more per calorie than less healthy food. One of the biggest health disparities is obesity, which is related to differences in incomes.

Can we fight the obesity epidemic without fighting poverty? Does the solution to obesity partly reside in lessening economic disparities? In changing food prices?

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