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Morgan Clennin Publishes Article Examining the Relationship Between Neighborhood Socioeconomic Deprivation and Weight-Related Outcomes in Youth

Morgan Clennin

An article  published in the September issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health examines the relationship between neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation (SED) and weight-related outcomes in youth, controlling for weight-related behaviors. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between neighborhood SED, weight status, and fat mass in a diverse sample of youth, before and after controlling for physical activity and diet. The study was undertaken in data from the Transitions and Activity Changes in Kids (TRACK) study. This study found that greater neighborhood SED was consistently and significantly associated with higher fat mass index and increased likelihood of overweight/obesity among youth. 

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