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

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Cooksey-Stowers, Kristen; Schwartz, Marlene B.; Brownell, Kelly D.;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,volume 14,issue 11 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5708005, doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111366
  • Subject: R | instrumental variables | fast food retail | zoning | Medicine | food deserts | food environments | food swamps | Article | obesity
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology

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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