Moving to a depressed neighborhood linked to weight gain

Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person’s socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviors that might prevent excess weight gain. But what happens when people move from one neighborhood to another? A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that people who moved to more socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods gained additional weight. —> Read More