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The geography of obesity: A tale of two cities

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Socioeconomic disparities in obesity rates are brought into sharp relief by new geo-mapping techniques and novel methods of spatial analysis. These revealed that Seattle obesity rates vary fourfold, depending on neighborhood poverty or wealth. Comparisons between Seattle and Paris reveal that property values, supermarket choice, and other SES measures are closely linked to local obesity rates. Linked to food prices and diet costs, obesity is an economic issue.

This talk is part of the Bradford Hill seminars at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health series.

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