A landmark health study shows where you live may play a big role in determining whether you will become overweight, or have an increased risk for diabetes.
The study shows Kern County is a dangerous place to live.
According to the study, Kern ranks third in a list of California counties with a high density of convenience stores and fast food chains compared to grocery stores.
Kern County also has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the state.
Californians with disproportionately more unhealthy food outlets in their neighborhoods than healthy outlets are 20 percent more likely to suffer from obesity and diabetes, according to the study.
The study was conducted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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