Study: Fast-food proximity increased food consumption by low income males

    A study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that in four different cities, living closer to fast-food restaurants increased fast food consumption by low-income males.

    The study came out Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

    According to the study, living closer to a supermarket did not have a statistically significant impact on eating more fruits and vegetables for the general population surveyed.

    The study did not include the types of foods sold at markets or the cost.

    Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University, says the study reinforces the idea that while providing access to healthy food is a basic right, it is no magic bullet.

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