Published: May 10, 2016

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Adam LippertA new study from Adam Lippert, Assistant Professor of Sociology, finds that adolescents who grow up and consistently live in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become or remain obese in adulthood than their peers who live in more affluent areas.

These patterns are more pronounced for young women. The study was published this month in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Childhood risk for obesity related to zip code
Colorado Public Radio, Mar 29

Growing up in poor neighborhoods may increase risk for obesity
UPI, March 15