Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sometimes a null result is publishable!

The Times reports on several studies about obesity by Roland Sturm and others that find no relationship between the availability of healthy foods in neighborhoods (e.g., grocery stores) and child and adolescent obesity.  I've heard it said that near subway stops in New York, junk food is easier to find than healthy food, a characteristic that I doubt is easy to measure well in large-scale studies.