Focus: Turning Point for US Diets?

New research published online January by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, [Epublication ahead of the print] shows the recession isn’t the reason for the leveling of obesity rates in the United States. The research was featured by UNC:

“We found U.S. consumers changed their eating and food purchasing habits significantly beginning in  2003, when the economy was robust, and continued these habits to the present,” said Shu-wen Ng, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the study’s first author.

“These changes in food habits persisted independent of economic conditions linked with the Great Recession or food prices,” Ng said.

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