Obesity and Income


It’s a challenge to sort out the relationship between income and obesity. As women get richer, they are less likely to be obese. This same trend does not hold for men, especially black and Mexican-American men, who get more obese out of poverty than in it. Obesity tends to economically affect women greatly, with weight more than two standard deviations beyond normal resulting in 9% less pay.

–from The Atlantic


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