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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between neighborhood and community food access to food retail settings and weight status?

Conclusion Statement

Limited but consistent evidence suggests that the relationship between access to convenience stores and weight status is unfavorable with closer proximity and greater access being associated with significantly higher body mass index (BMI) and increased odds of overweight and obesity.

2015 DGAC Grade: Limited

The body of evidence on access to other food outlets, such as supermarkets, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and produce stands, and weight status is limited and inconsistent.

2015 DGAC Grade: Grade Not Assignable