How Los Angeles Tried—and Failed—to Curb Obesity

March 19, 2015 3:50 PM

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How Los Angeles Tried—and Failed—to Curb Obesity

A Los Angeles law meant to improve obesity rates didn’t work out as planned, a new study shows.

In 2008, South Los Angeles passed an ordinance that restricted the opening or expansion of new stand-alone fast food restaurants, in hopes of making residents healthier. However, new research published in the journal Social Science & Medicine reveals that little happened to the diets and obesity rat...

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