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Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts

11:51 EST 14 Nov 2017 | Science Blog

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp – ... Read more

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