Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South Los Angeles

March 19, 2015 11:18 AM

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Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South Los Angeles

A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.

City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited the opening or expansion of fast-food outlets in a 32-square-mile area south of Interstate 10 that struggles with high obesity rates and other health problems.

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