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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Racial Make-Up of Community Impacts Obesity Risk

The racial and ethnic composition of a community is associated with the obesity risk of individuals living within the community, according to a study led by researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


 The findings, published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, may help explain disparities in obesity rates among racial groups and point to some of the environmental factors that may contribute to obesity in the United States.

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Racial Make-Up of Community Impacts Obesity Risk - DiabetesCare.Net
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