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Is It Better to Provide Health Food or to Eliminate Junk Food?

When it comes to the fight against obesity, what's more important: access to healthy food or barriers to unhealthy food?

Where you live can have a lot to do with how you eat, but just how much is a matter of debate. As I noted yesterday, developing more grocery stores in "food deserts"—those barren stretches of the city where you’re more likely to find a liquor store than a supermarket—is not necessarily the key to healthier eating in those communities. Now, a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has more evidence to add to the desert debate.

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