LA Fast Food Ban No Fix For Obesity

March 23, 2015 6:38 PM

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LA Fast Food Ban No Fix For Obesity

A controversial "fast food ban" in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, enacted in 2008, has had little impact on the health or weight of the residents there after 7 years, researchers said.

The ordinance -- which didn't ban all fast-food sales, but rather restricted the opening or remodeling of certain stand-alone restaurants -- was an attempt to improve health outcomes and lower obesity rates among the 700,000 residents living in the affected areas.

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