Child body mass index, obesity and proximity to fast food restaurants.

Source: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, 6 (1) p.60-68.

Follow this link for abstract.

Date of publication: February 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study used a sample group made up of elementary and middle school students to examine the association between BMI, obesity and proximity of fast food outlets and restaurants to students’ residences.  It found that students who lived within one tenth to one quarter mile from  a fast food restaurant had significantly higher BMI values.  The study concluded that public health efforts to limit access to fast food amongst nearby residents could have a beneficial effect on child obesity.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


 

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