Distance from healthy-food outlets affects BMI, study says

11/11/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study of about 13,000 middle- and high-school students in New Jersey linked an additional one-tenth mile in distance from a healthy-food outlet to higher BMI and a greater risk of being overweight or obese. Conversely, being closer to a healthy-food retailer was associated with lower BMI scores and less likelihood of obesity. The study was presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting.

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