This Doesn’t Surprise Me at All
And they needed a study to come to this conclusion?
Here’s why I think this is unfortunately the case. When I’ve had to travel out of Manhattan for work, I’ve noticed that in other cities/towns, almost all there is in the way of restaurants are fast food chains. The same holds true for airports. There have been times when I’ve had to take flights either very early in the morning or late at night. And what choices are there at those odd hours in airports? Fast food chains. In fact, when I was out last night with friends, fellow NYC blogger Karol commented on this as well.
Another contributing factor, in my opinion is the way some cities are laid out. Some places have almost no sidewalks for walking. I guess it’s just assumed that people will drive everywhere.
I think that if there were more places serving fresh food, not smothered in trans fats, salt, sugar, and high fructose corn syrup, along with cities conducive to pedestrians (like Manhattan) there would be much less obesity.