Posted by: 4pack | May 24, 2010

Obesity In America: Research Studies Conclude Healthy Eating Costs More

OBESITY RESEARCH STUDIES START OUT WITH A CONCLUSION…THAT OBESITY IS RELATED TO INCOME LEVELS AND AFFORDABILITY…NOT TRUE…JUST SHOPPED AT AN ALBERTSON’S AND PURCHASED AN INCREDIBLTY HEALTHY MEAL (TOP LOIN PORK CHOPS, BROCCOLI AND SALAD) FOR $11…INCREDIBLY HEALTHY…IT WOULD FEED 4…OBESITY NEEDS APOLOGISTS AND EXCUSES…

“If people wanted a diet to be cheap, they went to one supermarket,” said Adam Drewnowski, a University of Washington epidemiology professor who studies obesity and social class. “If they wanted their diet to be healthy, they went to another supermarket and spent more.”

The findings held true for the three highest-priced grocery stores in the Seattle region, including Whole Foods, where an average market basket of food cost between $370 and $420, and obesity rates went no higher than about 12 percent.

The percentage of food shoppers who are obese is almost 10 times higher at low-cost grocery stores compared with upscale markets, a small new study shows.

Researchers say the striking findings underscore poverty as a key factor in America’s growing girth.

For more:   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37280972/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/

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  1. I was just commenting on another blog about how much of an influence poverty has on the ability to eat healthily. I remember when I was dirt poor, thinking I was only able to afford a $2.99 value meal at McDonalds. Trouble is… $2.99 doesn’t go that far towards fruits and vegetables, sadly enough. Even today’s $3.99 and $4.99 requires a bit of creative work to make a fruit and veggie purchase.

    Regards,

    Steve
    Instant Healing


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