Fast-food restaurants located near schools have a negative effect on students' health, a new study reports.

Researchers examined the relationship between fast-food restaurants located near (within one half mile of) schools and obesity among middle and high school students in California. Using geo-coded data on more than 500,000 youths, the study found that students with fast-food restaurants near their schools (1) consumed fewer servings of fruits and vegetables, (2) consumed more servings of soda and (3) were more likely to be overweight or obese.


 


News release derived from MedicalNewsToday.com. Read the full article >>

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