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Neighborhood food environment and birth weight outcomes in New York City

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 106,000 births in New York City, higher neighborhood density of healthy food retail establishments was associated with a reduced risk of delivering an infant classified as small for gestational age, while higher neighborhood density of unhealthy food retail establishments was associated with higher risk of having an infant born either small or large for gestational age. The findings support use of urban design and planning guidelines to improve food environments to support healthy pregnancies and birth weight. 

Authors: Eliza W. Kinsey, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author. 

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