Childhood obesity and neighborhood food-store availability in an inner-city community.

@article{Galvez2009ChildhoodOA,
  title={Childhood obesity and neighborhood food-store availability in an inner-city community.},
  author={Maida P. Galvez and Lu Xiao Hong and Elizabeth S Choi and Laura Liao and James Godbold and Barbara Brenner},
  journal={Academic pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={339-43}
}
OBJECTIVE Prior studies have shown an association between fast-food restaurants and adolescent body size. Less is known about the influence of neighborhood food stores on a child's body size. We hypothesized that in the inner-city, minority community of East Harlem, New York, the presence of convenience stores and fast-food restaurants near a child's home is associated with increased risk for childhood obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI). DESIGN Baseline data of 6- to 8-year-old East… CONTINUE READING