Study: High-calorie foods chosen by the poor to save money

02/9/2004 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds less financially secure people often choose high-calorie, energy-rich foods as a low-cost option. Though not as healthy as fresh fruits and vegetables, pastas, cookies and other high-carb and high-fat food products are more cost-effective for the poor.

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