Is obesity related to poverty?
cheaper foods tend to be higher in calories and lower in other
nutrients. The result is that eating poor quality foods tends to
encourage people to eat more in the body's natural effort to get
those nutrients. Yes, at least somewhat. Especially in developed
nations, more nutritious food is more expensive. Cheap foods are
also very dense in calories. Poor people are also frequently
engaged in fairly sedentary tasks for long hours, and can't afford
the luxury of a gym membership or time to exercise. Additionally,
people in poverty tend to be less educated and knowledgable about
Answer 66% of the adults and 16% of the children in the US are
overweight, while the poverty level in the US is below 13% (in
2004) of the population.