Interesting Study Links Air Pollution to Obesity

“Bad air may contribute to cases of obesity for some inner-city residents of New York City.

¬†Researchers at Columbia University‚Äôs Mailman School of Public Health studied more than 700 pregnant women and found those exposed to higher concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were more than twice as likely to have obese children by age seven compared with women with lower levels of exposure.”

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Woodshedder says:

“The women examined in the study were either African-American or Dominican, and lived in low-income areas of Northern Manhattan or the South Bronx.”

Seriously? What bunk. We have poor, inner city women who likely do not have access to good nutrition or even care about good nutrition or can even afford fresh fruits and vegetables, and the link between their obesity is air pollution?

How about parental exposure to poverty being linked to obesity? How about parental exposure to crappy schools being linked to obesity? How about parental exposure to McDonald’s being linked to obesity?

Yabollox says:

You’re poor, you have little cash, but you get food stamps or EBT cards. So you can get a bunch of food for free and it can be full of fats and sugars. You can sit at home and eat. Then you get fat.


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