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Five times more fast food outlets in poor areas

Fast food is tastier and cheaper than healthy food, which makes it appealing for people with low income


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PHE compared level of deprivation with number of takeaways.

Deprived areas have 5x more fast food outlets than affluent areas.

Tasty and cheap food is hard to resist.

Children exposed to fast food on school route more likely to eat unhealthily.

Public Health England wants authorities to limit new takeaways.

COMMENT: equality in longevity begins with people's diet

The study was published in the BMJ journal.

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Alison Tedstone

PHE chief nutritionist.

Public Health England (PHE)

Health protection agency.

Russell Viner

Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.


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