How Much Skinniness Can You Buy with $100,000?

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor) | August 30, 2007 6:30 am

Jeeves, you fool. What neighborhood do you think this is?

A new study found that a $100,000 increase in a ZIP code’s average home value gives a two-percent reduction in the area’s obesity rate. The obesity rate is five percent in the Seattle area’s ritziest neighborhoods; in the hood, it jumps up to 30 percent.
“Added sugar and added fat were not only good tasting and satisfying. They were also cheapest. And they’re available even in the lowest-income ZIP codes. The whole thing connects up, like it or not, through money,” says Adam Drewnowski, lead author of the study.

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