06 Nov '11, 6pm

Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Mean You’re More Likely to Be Fat?

Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Mean You’re More Likely to Be Fat?

In the fight for green food, fast food joints are often the arch enemy. With factory farmed meat, conventional and low quality condiments and ingredients, and copious fossil fuels wasted in transport, there’s little to find positive in one of the main causes of America’s out-of-hand obesity epidemic . A new study explores whether a suspected culprit, proximity, could be a reason why so many Americans partake in fast food, many knowing how bad it is for their health and the health of the planet. You may be surprised at the results. We Americans are convenience eaters, that’s our biggest problem. In a pinch, culturally it’s okay to grab-n-go, so conventional thinking would say that those that lived closer to fast food restaurants would be fatter. No so fast, says a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology . The Wall Street Journal Health blog reports: Harv...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/does-living-near-fas...

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