Teen obesity isn't affected by fast food near schools, experts say

06/15/2011 | WebMD

Fast-food restaurants' proximity to schools does not appear to increase obesity in teens because the eateries are so ubiquitous, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Among 552 students from 11 high schools near fast-food establishments in Maine, a quarter were found to be overweight or obese while 73% had normal weight, experts said.

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