Restrictions on Opening of Fast-Food Restaurants fail to reduce Obesity Rate in LA

March 19, 2015 1:00 PM

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A new RAND Corporation study has criticized the inept of a Los Angeles ordinance touted to significantly bring down obesity rates in low-income areas by putting restrictions on opening of new fast-food restaurants. The law has so far scattered on the ground and has not reduced fast-food consumption or obesity rates in the targeted neighborhoods.

The study results showed that since the fast-food restrictions were passed in 2008, the rates of overweight and obesity in South Los Angeles and other neighborhoods have witnessed a rise faster than in other parts of the city or other parts of the county. Findings of the study have been published on...

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