Research: food stamps make Americans obese
A new research on Americans' obesity has been conducted by the US Department of Agriculture.
The USDA examined the data of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2010. According to the report, 29 percent of Americans are overweight and 31 percent are obese.
It was found out that the US citizens who receive food stamps are more subjected to overweight and obesity in comparison with those who do not get any assistance.
Overall, 40 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants were found to be obese. Only 32 percent of income-eligible nonparticipants were obese, while 30 percent of those who made too much money to qualify for assistance were obese.
The pattern held for children as well as for adults.
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