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    Urban health expert LeConte Dill, a fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Atlanta’s Morehouse School of Medicine, says many poor neighborhoods are so-called ”food deserts.’’ They have an array of fast food restaurants but no full-service grocery stores. And high-calorie food can be less expensive and more convenient. 

    Dr. Harry Heiman, health policy director at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, says that “people who have food insecurity tend to overeat more often when they have access [to food], and tend to end more high-calorie foods.’’

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