The Framingham Study, fast food access, and BMI

In the American Journal of Epidemiology, a well-known set of authors that have published widely on the Framingham Study in the past have looked at BMI and proximity to fast food. I find it a bit of a reach to say that “contrary to much prior research, the authors did not find a consistent relation … Continue reading The Framingham Study, fast food access, and BMI

Useful Public health information about obesity

When it comes to issues like obesity, with its myriad contextual factors underpinning the causes, it is very useful to look at trustworthy numbers that tell us how much a population-wide intervention is going to cost, how well it’s going to work, and whether or not we’ll end up “in front” so to speak. This … Continue reading Useful Public health information about obesity