Study: Fast food near schools raises obesity levels

12/24/2008 | Reuters

Children who go to school near fast food facilities are more likely to be obese and consume a diet that contains more soda and fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study of more than 500,000 adolescents in California. "Overall, our patterns are consistent with the idea that fast food near schools affects students' eating habits, overweight and obesity," said Brennan Davis of Azusa Pacific University in California.

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