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Resource ID: #17840
Subject: Health
Source: New York Times
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Date: 26-Dec

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New York Times reports on the correlation between race and income level in terms of obesity rates. Department of Agriculture experts say 'minorities have poorer diets from a nutritional point of view . . and are less physically active.' "Other federal statistics show that rates of obesity climb as poverty increases." Experts say that because urban areas usually have more crime, children stay inside watching TV instead of getting exercise. In addition, urban residents do not have access to big supermarkets and do not buy fresh produce because of the high costs. The article provides statistics on racial groups for obesity and details the factors that affect urban obesity..

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