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Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children

Burdette HL, Whitaker RC. Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children. Prev Med. Jan 2004;38(1):57-63.

This study examined the relationship between overweight in preschool children and their environment. No association was found between overweight and proximity to playgrounds or fast food restaurants. Additionally, no association was found between overweight and level of neighborhood crime.

Categories: Obesity Prevention