Obesity and access to chain grocers.

  title={Obesity and access to chain grocers.},
  author={Susan Elizabeth Chen and Raymond J. G. M. Florax and Samantha D. Snyder and Christopher C. Miller},
  journal={Economic geography},
  volume={86 4},
Recent empirical work in the obesity literature has highlighted the role of the built environment and its potential influence in the increasing prevalence of obesity in adults and children. One feature of the built environment that has gained increasing attention is the role of access to chain grocers and their impact on body mass index (BMI). The assessment of the impacts of spatial access to chain grocers on BMI is complicated by two empirical regularities in the data. There is evidence that… CONTINUE READING

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