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Environment Contributing To Unhealthy BMI, Research Indicates

Newsweek (7/3, Gander) reported, “People have gotten fatter in the past 50 years, and scientists believe our environments could be…largely to blame,” research indicated. After studying data on some 118,959 people in Norway, investigators concluded that “what is known as an obesogenic environment could heighten our chances of having an unhealthy body mass index from the time we are in the womb until we die.” The findingswere published in the BMJ.

Information about the ADA’s nutrition-related activities is available at ADA.org/nutrition. Dentists can refer patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for up-to-date and evidenced-based information about nutrition.

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