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    Researchers have debated whether people are overweight because they are poor or are poor because they are overweight. How might these two factors affect each other? Please justify your response. 300 words with
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    Researchers have debated whether people are overweight because they are poor or are poor because they are overweight. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has complied studies that highlight the relationship of obesity and income, and found a relationship between body mass index (an indicator of excess body fat) and lower income groups. Higher body mass index may be the result of excess caloric intake or inadequate amounts of physical activity. Low income people "are especially vulnerable to obesity" (Food Research and Action Center, 2013) due to the lack of full-service grocery stores and farmers' markets in their neighborhoods. Low-income residents often reside in food deserts, and must rely on neighborhood convenience ...

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