Food deserts are the term that describes places where people live far away from a supermarket, have limited access to a doctor, or live with limited access, as well as those with limited income.
People in the food desert category are at risk for a variety of diseases including asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in the study.
It also found that more than 90% of people in the Food Deserts in the United States live in states with at least one county with at or below 1% of the federal poverty line, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Environmental Health.
The researchers said people living in these areas are also at risk of having a poor diet, poor physical and mental health, and high rates of diabetes.
The study found that those living in the area with the most severe food deserts in the country, which include the Florida Keys and portions of the Everglades, were most likely to have diabetes.
The study also found people living near the Florida Panhandle are at higher risk for kidney disease.
The state has the third-highest rate of kidney disease in the U.S. with more than 13,000 deaths a year.
Dr. Andrew Weiler, an associate professor at the University of Florida and lead author of the study who has also studied food deserts, told Fox News that the findings showed people in areas with food deserts need to take measures to improve their health.
“The challenge is really getting food out of people’s reach,” Weiler said.
“We need to educate people about nutrition and how they can get their food.
We have to make sure people are healthy.”
The study found the more people lived in areas that are food deserts the more likely they were to have asthma, and the more often they had high blood pressure and diabetes.