Safe tap water access could reduce childhood obesity

07/22/2013 | American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Tap water is an easily accessible, low-cost and no-calorie alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, which are a large factor in childhood obesity. Researchers found that whites were more likely to drink tap water compared with children from underserved backgrounds. To eliminate disparities in tap water intake and the potentially associated health conditions among children, equal access to safe tap water in low-income and minority communities should be implemented. (Available for CME credit.)

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