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Low-Income Adolescents Face More Barriers to Healthy Weight

December 8, 2008

Examines the causes behind the higher prevalence of obesity among low-income adolescents, including unhealthy food environments, few opportunities for physical activity, and irregular family meals. Makes policy recommendations to address such disparities.

Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes

April 1, 2008

Examines the link between a community's retail food environment -- the ratio of fast-food outlets and convenience stores to grocery stores and produce vendors, with income level as a factor -- and the prevalence of adult obesity and diabetes.

California Adolescents Increasingly Inactive

April 1, 2005

Explores the health benefits of regular exercise; the extent to which adolescents in California are getting adequate levels of physical activity; and factors that affect high rates of inactivity. Provides policy recommendations.