Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity


According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in neighborhoods with a high obesity rate may look beyond the number of fast food outlets to the greater retail environment of each neighborhood.

The researchers surprisingly found that students with more fast food outlets in their neighborhoods were less likely to be obese. However, the results differed for boys and girls.


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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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