The economics of obesity: dietary energy density and energy cost.

@article{Drewnowski2005TheEO,
  title={The economics of obesity: dietary energy density and energy cost.},
  author={A Drewnowski and Nicole Darmon},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={82 1 Suppl},
  pages={265S-273S}
}
Highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the United States are found among the lower-income groups. The observed links between obesity and socioeconomic position may be related to dietary energy density and energy cost. Refined grains, added sugars, and added fats are among the lowest-cost sources of dietary energy. They are inexpensive, good tasting, and convenient. In contrast, the more nutrient-dense lean meats, fish, fresh vegetables, and fruit generally cost more. An inverse relationship… CONTINUE READING
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