Distance to supermarket affects diet

The authors, Richard Layte of the ESRI  [Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland] and colleagues, say the results showed that as the distance to the nearest supermarket increased, it was accompanied by a small but significant decrease in the healthiness of a person’s diet.

This is the first time that this link has been established in research outside the US, where healthy ‘food deserts’ have been found in areas of social deprivation.

Information taken directly from: Irish Heatlh  

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com


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