Fast food regulations in LA failed to curb obesity

March 19, 2015 4:28 PM

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Fast food regulations in LA failed to curb obesity

According to a new study by the nonprofit research group RAND Corporation, rates of obesity in neighborhoods targeted by the law have outpaced other parts of the city.

The 2008 ordinance subjected several neighborhoods -- including Baldwin Hills and Leimert Park, as well as portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles -- to a zoning regulation that prohibited the opening or expansion of standalone fast-food restaurants.

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