Economists connect food costs to childhood obesity levels

Higher prices for fruits and vegetables as well as lower prices for fast food were linked to higher levels of childhood obesity, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. However, the authors cautioned against price regulation, saying taxes are "blunt instruments" that could mean significant costs for people who eat in moderation and that food choices made by children and teens may be more easily influenced by parents than the government.

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