Learn why wealthy people have a higher risk of becoming overweight in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Ottawa. According to Statistics Canada, the wealthier a man is the more likely he is to be overweight. By analyzing a national study which looked at demographics, nutrition and physical activity, researchers found that wealthy men were twice as likely to be overweight than those with lower incomes. While wealthy men were more likely to eat fruits and vegetables and exercise, they were also more likely to eat out frequently at restaurants. From Maryland, according to the FDA, many Consumer Medication Information handouts issued by pharmacies are inadequate. According to U.S. law, 95% of prescriptions must be accompanied by comprehensible information for patients. However, according to a panel of experts, while 94% of patients are receiving some sort of information, only 75% of handouts actually meet the minimum criteria for usefulness. Finally, from Toronto, according to research in the journal Addiction, overpriced alcohol at clubs and bars may be creating a new culture of intoxication. Many young people have turned to pre-drinking before heading out to a club, which typically involves the rapid consumption of large quantities of alcohol. The authors suggest that reducing the imbalance between on and off premise alcohol pricing may attract young people of legal age back to the bar where consumption can be monitored. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.