People Who Live With Smokers Lack Health Food Supply

November 5, 2008

A new study has found that people who live with smokers are less likely to have a plentiful supply of healthy food in their household..........Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that people who live with smokers are less likely to have a plentiful supply of healthy food in their household.

The study focused on 8,817 households and was led by Dr. Cynthia Cutler-Triggs of the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center.

The homes consisted of either adults living or children aged 17 and younger and were looked at from 1999 to 2002.

Researchers discovered that 17% of the children who lived in households with smokers failed to get the proper amount of healthy food.

They were insecure when it came to the level of food they were consuming.

As for kids who lived with non-smokers, the rate was under 9%..

The same can be said for the adults who lived with adult smokers.

They found that 25.7% of those living with smokers were insecure in regards to food.

The rate was around 11% for adults who lived with non-smokers.

The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.


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