Childhood Obesity Risk Among Native Americans Declines for Every Slot Machine Installed, Study Finds
A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the risk of childhood obesity among Native American children decreases by 0.19% for every slot machine installed at tribe-owned casinos nearby. The study is based on gym class fitness records from 117 California school districts on tribal lands.
- "Jackpot! Casinos Linked to Reduced Risk of Childhood Obesity" (Morin, "Science Now," Los Angeles Times, 3/5).