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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Programs involved in the systematic study of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect ductless glands. Addison's Diseases Research; Dwarfism Research; Thyroid Diseases Research




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Do Social or Business Values Cultivate Compassionate Capitalism?


Do Social or Business Values Cultivate Compassionate Capitalism?

The Guardian's expert panel in a recent Q&A discusses the role of social enterprise in society, and the values of social business.


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