Friday, September 07, 2007

Obesity

Fat people are poor.

Can you believe it?

Now they've done a study to compare the obesity rate to the neighborhood you live in.

Result?

The most deprived neighborhoods had a rate of 30% obesity, while the rich neighborhoods only had a 5% rate of obesity.

This distinction was more apparent in the south.

So how does this income level affect children? I guess it depends on the age of the child, but my children didn't notice things like money until they were at least 11 or 12, and even then the acknowledgement was minimal.

Whatever the reason, two-thirds of adults and 25 million children are obese or overweight in the US.

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