Neighborhood fast food restaurants and fast food consumption: A national study

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p543
Academic Journal
The article presents a study conducted to estimate the effect of neighborhood fast food availability on frequency of fast food consumption in a national sample of young adults in the U.S., a population at high risk for obesity. The study found that there are chances that policies aiming to reduce neighborhood availability as a means to reduce fast food consumption among young adults will not be successful. The future research needs to consider individual lifestyle attitudes among other things.


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