Thursday, January 20, 2011

When Walmart comes to town we all get chubbier

Add this to the list of societal ills we can blame on Walmart. According to a study by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, when a Walmart opens in town . . . everyone in town gets CHUBBIER.

--The researchers found that a new Walmart translated to an average weight gain of 1.5 pounds per person over the next decade. It also boosts the area's obesity rate by 2.3%.

--They believe this is because food is cheaper at Walmart . . . and those cheap foods aren't usually the ones that are good for you. (Montreal Gazette)

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