Study shows children living in disadvantaged neighborhoods were 2.5 times more likely than children in the most advantaged neighborhoods to develop obesity, with girls being the most impacted.

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This was actually something touched on in random bird course I took. A lot of low-income areas are considered “food deserts,” where its actually quite difficult to find healthy or fresh food. There might be one supermarket in the entire area if any, and your only other options are restaurants, fast food and convenience stores. Unsurprisingly, there tends to be higher rates of obesity and nutritional deficiencies in those areas.


I always kinda knew being financially disadvantaged as a child might have *some* drawbacks but finally here is the proof.


These headlines are always cleverly worded to imply *cause* when it might not be the case at all. If you show a correlation that doesn’t mean you found a cause. Therefore, you can’t say that the subjects were “impacted” by that relationship. For instance, it’s entirely possible for poor people to be fatter due to bad decisions they make. If that’s the case, they’re not victims to their situation- they might be causing their situation. Another example is that I had a friend who was a drug addict. Was he “impacted” by the availability of drugs, or did he actively seek them out?