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Are Minority Groups Force-Fed Health Issues?

By: Candice H.

Are minority groups force-fed health issues? Reports indicate fast-food restaurants over saturate low-income neighborhoods creating what is known as food swamps. Food swamps have minimal access to fresh markets and grocery stores, which limits their ability to healthy food options.

Minorities are at a higher risk for health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 1,500mg of sodium per day. Excess levels of sodium may put a person at risk for stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and obesity. According to Popeyes, the famous classic fried Chicken Sandwich has 1,443mg of sodium. Ironically, Popeyes is strategically placed in low-income neighborhoods. Why aren't Popeyes restaurants located in suburban areas?

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