Economic analysis of obesity

03/3/2003 | NYTimes.com

In a new report, economists argue the the rise in the number of working women and the accompanying increase in fast-food chains over the past 30 years has contributed greatly to U.S. weight problems. The report illustrates the relationship of weight to incomes, restaurants, workforce participation and other variables and concludes that fast food accounted for 68% of the rise in overall U.S. obesity.

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