Sshhh! Please Don't Tell Mayor Bloomberg


The Big Apple's mayor Michael Bloomberg is infamously behind recent bans on pleasurable (but unhealthy if taken to excess) experiences - smoking and eating transfats. Now comes

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a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan which reports:

  • Residents of neighborhoods with the highest number of fast-food restaurants had a 13 percent higher relative risk of suffering ischemic strokes than those living in areas with the lowest numbers of restaurants.
  • The relative risk of stroke increased 1 percent for each fast-food restaurant in a neighborhood.

His honor could be inspired by the Los Angeles City council's effort last year to put a moratorium on new fast food restaurants in poor neighborhoods. Who can doubt that soon Big Macs, Whoppers, tubs of Extra Crispy KFC, Gordita Supremes, and Extra Large Philly Cheese Steak Pizzas will have be smuggled across the Hudson?