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Systemic Sickness

October 26, 2011

Erica has a wonderful post up at Shakesville today that speaks to the literal sickness of our society. We know that being obese is correllated to being low income, and that stress makes you sick. Could inequality be the real reason for the 'obesity epidemic'? Could that 'epidemic' actually be an inequality epidemic? I think so!

"Szalavitz writes: "A growing body of research suggests that such inequality—more so than income or absolute wealth alone—has a profound influence on a population's health, in every socioeconomic group from rich to middle class to poor."

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