Studies examine potential link between traffic-related air pollution and obesity in Mexican-Americans
Exposure to traffic pollution was associated with a higher risk of obesity in Mexican American women, but not in men. The findings are published in Obesity.
In the study of 7,826 Mexican American adults, more than half (53.6%) of participants had a body mass index (BMI) indicative of obesity, with a higher prevalence in women than in men.
Exposure to higher traffic-related air pollution was associated with lower BMI in men but higher BMI in women.
More information: Xueying Zhang et al, Population‐Based Study of Traffic‐Related Air Pollution and Obesity in Mexican Americans, Obesity (2019). DOI: 10.1002/oby.22697