Association Between Living in Food Deserts and Cardiovascular Risk

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Kelli et al., Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Sep 2017; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.003532.
Food deserts are bad for your health. In this study, living in a food dessert was associated with greater health burden, including higher blood glucose, higher BMI, more hypertension, smoking, and greater 10-year cardiovascular risk. In multivariate models, the associations between living in a food desert and poor health were attributed mostly to low neighborhood income and low household income.