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Michigan Study Finds Obesity Higher in Neighborhoods with More Fast Food

A new study zeroes in on the effect that fast-food restaurants have on obesity and nutritional health in specific neighborhoods. People with no fast-food outlets in their neighborhood usually meet the recommended consumption of five fruits and vegetables per day, while those who had the average number of fast-food outlets (eight) in their neighborhood usually do not, according to Dr. Daniel Kruger, a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.