Bad Diets Linked to a Lack of Education and a Lot of Movement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_dd1eeb91d3.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BERLIN) -- Eating foods rich in fats and sugars -- in other words, the stuff that’s not good for you -- might have to do with how physically active you are. That level of activity also seems to tie in to the amount of education one has had, according to researchers at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. Study author Jonas Finger says that previous studies have shown those of lower economic status, typically with less schooling, often have poorer diets than other income groups.

By looking at a wide swath of the German population, Finger said that in addition to eating more unhealthy, calorically dense foods, adults in the lowest income brackets were also more physically active.

Therefore, the study suggests they eat more foods rich in sugars and fats in order to keep up their energy levels.

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