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Study: L.A.'s fast-food ban likely won't curb obesity

SANTA MONICA Calif. The year-old moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles is not likely to improve the diet of area residents or reduce obesity, according to a study by the Rand Corp. released Tuesday.

Instead, researchers said focusing on the higher consumption of snack calories among South Los Angeles residents would more likely make a difference.

The study, published online by the journal Health Affairs, took a look at the

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