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Monday, November 26, 2007

Did you ever wonder why some low-income people tend to be unhealthy and overweight?

A couple of new studies may help explain why:

In this land and season of plenty, low-income and rural Americans continue to have difficulty finding healthy foods that are affordable, a new study finds.

One study shows that low-income Americans now would have to spend up to 70 percent of their food budget on fruits and vegetables to meet new national dietary guidelines for healthy eating.

And a second study found that in rural areas, convenience stores far outnumber supermarkets and grocery stores -- even though the latter carry a much wider choice of affordable, healthy foods.

Read the whole story on Yahoo news here.

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