Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Donald Chi’s Research Explores the Intersection of Obesity and Dental Health in Children

Posted: 8/1/2017 (CSDE Research)

In a recent paper, affiliate Donald Chi–Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences–and colleagues sought to determine the modifiable and non-modifiable factors that contribute to childhood obesity, and how this understanding can inform oral health professionals’ approach to dental caries (i.e. cavities and tooth decay) in children. The authors concluded that identifying common risk factors for obesity and dental caries can help to prevent these conditions and improve health outcomes for children. You can read more about their work, which was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, below.

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