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Does your family’s health, at least in part, depend on where you live? A long-term study by the University of Chicago finds that it does. The study followed 4,500 women with children who lived in public housing in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, LA and New York City.

It turns out that people in poorer neighborhoods are at a higher risk of becoming too heavy. The study found that they have less access to grocery stores that are well-stocked with healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, they often don’t have safe places to be physically active and they tend to … Read the rest

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