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Lower-Income Americans May Not Be Getting The Message On Effective Weight Loss Methods

August 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
One obvious reason lower-income people struggle more with weight problems and obesity is that they simply can’t afford diet programs, special meals or gym memberships. But that’s not the only reason. According to a new U.S. study that analyzed data on 8,800 Americans, poor people are also less likely to do things that cost almost nothing to help control their weight, like exercise, drink water or reduce fat and sugar consumption. Instead, they turn to quick-fix weight loss methods, like diet pills – a counterproductive solution in the long run. On the macro level, choosing the quickest possible fix has done nothing to reduce obesity levels in the U.S..
Lisa Kakinami et al., "Trying to Lose Weight. ", American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 19, 2014, © American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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