Fast-food chains close to schools may impact weight of some minorities

05/30/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Black and Hispanic teens who attended schools near a fast-food restaurant were more likely to be overweight than their Asian and Caucasian peers, according to a study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. Living in low-income, urban neighborhoods with such proximity also canceled out the benefits of exercising three days a week for black and Hispanic students, the researchers found.

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