U.S. eating habits improve, except among poor


WSJ: A 12-year study found that American eating habits have improved, except among low-income adults.

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WSJ: A 12-year study found that American eating habits have improved, except among low-income adults.

The widening rich-poor diet gap is disconcerting and “will have important public health implications,” said study co-author Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health. Diet-linked chronic diseases such as diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted.

“Declining diet quality over time may actually widen the gap between the poor and the rich,” Dr. Hu said.

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