A Weight-Loss Solution: Don't Eat Less. Just Don't Eat More.
March 14, 2012
For two years, Gary Bennett of Duke University's Psychology & Neuroscience department and eight colleagues followed 365 obese patients who had already developed hypertension. The researchers chose not only a physically unhealthy population but one that was also struggling socioeconomically. Bennett says no participant in his study was earning more than $25,000 a year. The Duke team wanted to work with the poor because those with money can already afford to pick halibut and asparagus over hamburger and fries. For the poor, getting fresh fish and vegetables can mean a long bus ride and a week's pay — making health not only psychologically but also financially difficult.
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