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W&M Study Links Childhood Obesity to Proximity of Fast Food Restaurants (Williamsburg Health Journal)

Sure, stopping at a fast food restaurant while rushing around town is a quick solution for subduing hungry children in the backseat. And sure, you know that hitting the drive-through isn’t the healthiest thing to do. But did you know that simply living within walking distance of fast food restaurants could increase your child’s risk for obesity?

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William and Mary, there is a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child’s home to fast food restaurants. The findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.

Read the rest of the story in the Health Journal.