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Fast Food and stroke risk

  1. Feb 20, 2009 #1

    LowlyPion

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    I'm less certain about what is cause and effect, but the correlation is interesting.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=6914363&page=1

    Have the fast food places sited their pick-up windows where their market is, or is the statistical correlation a result of the siting of so many fast food places?

    13% looks to be somewhat notable.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Does living near lots of Mercedes dealerships cause high incomes?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2009 #3

    Moonbear

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    Someone has to be eating all that fast food for them to stay open. :wink:
     
  5. Feb 20, 2009 #4
    need more data.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2009 #5

    russ_watters

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    Moonbear?!? Did you really think you could sneak back without being noticed? Good to see you!
     
  7. Feb 20, 2009 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    MOONBEAR!!!! You're here!!!!!!! OMG!!!! ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug)) ((hug))
     
  8. Feb 20, 2009 #7

    Doc Al

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    Moonbear!!!!!!!!! :biggrin:
     
  9. Feb 20, 2009 #8

    Moonbear

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    Hi Russ and MIH. Yep, just sneaking in and then heading back out again soon. My computer doesn't work with my boyfriend's internet (yeah yeah yeah, this is a perpetual problem that someday he might have time to call the cable company to fix for me...once in a while I have to let him fix something so I don't totally emasculate him), and he has his laptop with him. So, I'm sitting in the lounge smelling the take-out some other folks are eating in here and getting hungry.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2009 #9

    ZapperZ

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    Er... I must be dreaming....

    {pinches Moonbie to make sure she's real}

    Zz.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2009 #10

    Moonbear

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    Ow! Some welcome back, getting pinched! :grumpy:

    I feel strangely naked without my mentor cape and superpowers.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2009 #11

    cristo

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    Hey MB, good to see you popping back in!

    Quick.. someone lock the door!! :devil:
     
  13. Feb 20, 2009 #12

    Gokul43201

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    Good to see ya back, moonie!
    And it's nice that you've taking up mooning again!
     
  14. Feb 20, 2009 #13
    They look at all of the demographics...population density, income, traffic, proximity to commercial/retail/industrial/highways.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2009 #14

    ~christina~

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    Welcome back MB :smile:
     
  16. Feb 20, 2009 #15

    turbo

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    There are a lot of things to consider. Normally, fast-food joints in Maine in places that are zoned for commercial development. If you drive around such areas, you don't see nice well-kept houses and grounds. You see apartment buildings (often run-down) small businesses, rent-to-own places, etc. Generally as you sample the demographics in areas such as this, you might expect to see poverty/obesity/stroke risk correlate to some extent.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2009 #16

    lisab

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    My thought, too, turbo. There are a lot of businesses that share that land-use zone...gas stations? Taverns? Laundromats? I bet the correlation holds for a lot of different businesses, not just fast food.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2009 #17

    turbo

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    Exactly!
     
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    Gokul43201

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