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February 24, 2009

The Danger of Zip Codes Revisited

In a previous post we saw the correlation between zip code and obesity. A new study out recently from reported on Reuters suggests people who live in neighborhoods packed with fast-food restaurants are more likely to suffer strokes.

One example from the study shows that residents of one Texas county who live in neighborhoods with the highest number of fast-food restaurants had a 13 percent higher risk of experiencing a stroke than those in neighborhoods with the fewest such restaurants.

The study was recently presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference.
Dr. Lewis Morgenstern of the University of Michigan's stroke program led the study.

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