Researchers: Those who live farther from grocery stores eat worse than others

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Where you live could dramatically impact how and what you eat. Researchers decided to track people’s food choices based on how close they live to grocery stores.

They came up with a huge headline — people with less access to grocery stores eat food that is five to 17 percent higher in fat, cholesterol and sugars.

This new research comes from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scientists looked at what they called ‘food desserts’ from around the country.

They tracked the images people put up on Instagram, looked at the food they ate, and divided it up by region.

Across the country, the findings were the same. Those who live farther from grocery stores eat worse.

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