Who Can Afford Organic Kale on the Minimum Wage?

Income Has a Huge Impact on a Person's Health—And it Will Take More Than Exercise and Good Nutrition to Change That

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It’s no secret that how much money you make can affect how healthy you are. At an event co-sponsored by the California Wellness Foundation, the audience in a packed auditorium at MOCA Grand Avenue learned the difference in life expectancy between people living in Los Angeles’ richest and poorest neighborhoods is a jaw-dropping 10 to 12 years.

“We associate this type of disparity with third world countries,” said Roshan Bastani, director of UCLA’s Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. “We don’t realize the same thing is happening in our own …

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