The Economics of Obesity

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cookieAppleInterviewed last September for an Indiana Public Media article on obesity in the United States, Professor and Vice Dean for Education Kevin Frick noted some of the economic factors that contribute to the problem.

“The relative price of fats and sweets has gone down, and the relative price of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up,” Frick said. “And it doesn’t take a PhD in economics to recognize that people are going to substitute to some degree, and that can change fundamentally what people are consuming.”

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