Distance to grocery store isn't associated with weight

03/28/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Interviews with almost 100,000 California residents did not find a strong link between being overweight or not and living within 1 mile of a grocery store, but living between 1.5 and 3 miles from a large supermarket was linked to consuming fewer caloric soft drinks. The study in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease found the number of fast-food restaurants within 3 miles of a person's home was linked to eating more fast food and less produce.

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