Limiting the sale of junk food in South Los Angeles only increased sales in fast food restaurants. Data published in Social Science & Medicine.
Experiment to restrict the sale of fast food began in 2008 due to the craze of harmful and delicious food. The cost of food in fast food restaurants in America are minimal. This leads to the fact that people make choices in favor of a regular hamburger instead of a full lunch or dinner at home.
In 2012, the experts summed up the first results of the experiment. It turned out, the number of people with obesity has increased as the volume of sales in fast food.
The closure of a number of restaurants has led to the displacement of the sale of fast food in grocery stores. A ban on fast food only increased the demand for it in Los Angeles. Now experts are considering more effective ways to combat mass obesity.