QSRs Near Schools Linked to Obesity: Study

Youngsters whose schools are located within a half mile of fast food restaurants eat fewer fruits and vegetables, drink more soda and are more likely to be obese than students at other schools, according to a study of more than 500,000 adolescents at middle and high schools in California.

The study took weight and dietary information from a statewide school survey between 2002 and 2005 and cross referenced it with a database of top fast food chains located near each school. It also fo

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