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Low Income, Lack of Food Stores Linked to Type of Snacks and Sweets People Eat

June 27, 2024

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

A University of Michigan study, in partnership with University of Alabama-Birmingham, suggests people living in lower-income neighborhoods and in areas without local food stores eat more snacks and sweets than those in higher-income areas and in neighborhoods with many food stores. How does the rate of snack and other unhealthy food consumption vary across low-high income neighborhoods? Read on to uncover the findings from Ian-Marshall Lang, a researcher at U-M’s School of Kinesiology, and his team.

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