The relationship of the local food environment with obesity: A systematic review of methods, study quality and results

@inproceedings{Cobb2015TheRO,
  title={The relationship of the local food environment with obesity: A systematic review of methods, study quality and results},
  author={Laura K Cobb and Lawrence J. Appel and Manuel Franco and Jessica Jones-Smith and Alana Nur and Cheryl Anderson},
  booktitle={Obesity},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between local food environments and obesity and assess the quality of studies reviewed. METHODS Systematic keyword searches identified studies from US and Canada that assessed the relationship of obesity to local food environments. We applied a quality metric based on design, exposure and outcome measurement, and analysis. RESULTS We identified 71 studies representing 65 cohorts. Overall, study quality was low; 60 studies were cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING