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Neighborhood Matters When It Comes to Childhood Obesity

Neighborhood Matters When It Comes to Childhood Obesity
Living in a healthy neighborhood was found to have a substantial impact on childhood weight and nutrition in a prospective observational study.

In an analysis of children living in different types of neighborhoods, kids who resided in less walkable areas with fewer recreational activities had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with kids living in more environmentally supportive areas (relative risks 1.41-1.49, 95% CI 1.13-1.80), reported Brian Saelens, PhD, of Seattle Children's Research Institute, and colleagues.
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