Along with unhealthy food choices and a lack of access to affordable fresh produce, living in an unsafe neighborhood with a poor social structure plays a role in obesity as residents are less likely to be physically active, UCLA researchers said July 15 in a Center Health Policy Seminar Series lecture.
Posts Tagged ‘obesity’
Farmers markets are cropping up in South Los Angeles, leading to more healthy eating choices, according to a story in Intersections South L.A.
A 2008 moratorium barring new standalone fast-food structures is still in effect in South L.A, and the story cites California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that find the percentage of people in … [ Read full post ]
Health educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Working as … [ Read full post ]
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more. … [ Read full post ]
While studies show that obese people are two to three times more likely to have asthma that overweight people, the reason is unclear. The National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) is requesting grant proposals from organizations interested in investigating the linkages betwen asthma and obesity, especially in early life. Proposals are due on September 5, … [ Read full post ]
Approximately 1.3 million teens — more than a third (38 percent) of all adolescents enrolled in California public schools — do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Research has shown that a lack of physical activity is associated with … [ Read full post ]