Manuel Franco, contemporáneo, anfitrión en epidemiología social en septiembre y recien incorporado desde la Johns Hopkins al CNIC nos remite una estupenda historia e imagen publicada en la sección Images of Health del American Journal of Public Health.
“As part of our study addressing the association between the availability and price of food and diabetes and obesity, we spent 5 months identifying the type and location of food stores, interviewing store managers, and collecting data on the availability and price of foods in 240 stores located in the Baltimore-area neighborhoods where the 963 participants in our study resided.1 Out of the 187 food stores located within the city, 17 were classified as supermarkets, 136 as grocery stores, and 34 as convenience stores. A total
of 25 participants in the study live within 1 mile of the grocery store in the image. We asked the
grocery store managers what items they sold the most of. Cigarettes were consistently at the top
of the list. The image shows a store where cigarettes are advertised, but no sign exists that shows that this is an actual grocery store”