Steven Alvarado researches obesity in disadvantaged neighborhoods

By: Anna Mercovich,  Cornell Chronicle
Fri, 09/27/2019

Children growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, new Cornell research has found.

The risk of that outcome is strongest for teens, according to the study by Steven Alvarado, assistant professor of sociology and author of “The Indelible Weight of Place: Childhood Neighborhood Disadvantage, Timing of Exposure, and Obesity Across Adulthood,” published in the July issue of Health & Place.

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