Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts in the United States

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Kristen Cooksey-Stowers; Marlene B. Schwartz; Kelly D. Brownell;

This paper investigates the effect of food environments, characterized as food swamps, on adult obesity rates. Food swamps have been described as areas with a high-density of establishments selling high-calorie fast food and junk food, relative to healthier food options... View more
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