Obesity linked to location

Kids living near parks or markets less likely to be extremely overweight

By Stephen Ornes, 09:30 AM May 11, 2012

When nutritionists and health experts talk about how to stay healthy, they often include two simple tips: Get exercise and eat right. But many neighborhoods lack parks to play or exercise in, and supermarkets may be a drive away. So staying healthy close to home might be a tall order for some kids.

Two new studies show that children who live close to parks and markets that sell fresh food are half as likely to be obese as children who live far from these places. Obese people are extremely...

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