Does socioeconomic status affect the prevalence of obesity?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A randomized trial by Ludwig et al found that low-income persons who were assigned to live in higher-income neighborhoods gained less weight over time and had a lower risk of diabetes than did low-income persons who remained in predominantly low-income neighborhoods. The mechanisms behind this association are unclear, and further investigation is warranted. [87]


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