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People with more supermarkets and grocery stores close to home and workers who pass more fast food restaurants on their commute have higher odds of being overweight or obese, a U.S. study suggests.
Investigators noted that people who passed more fast-food restaurants during their commute had higher body mass index (BMI) than those who encountered fewer outlets.
Surprisingly, people who had more supermarkets - the bigger retailers that typically have a wider variety of fresh produce - and smaller grocery stores near home had higher average BMIs than people who had fewer places to purchase groceries, the study found. The findings are reported in PLoS ONE, online August 7.