Dental caries and obesity: their relationship in children

Review of current evidence about the relationship between dental caries and obesity in individuals and populations.


The relationship between dental caries and obesity in children: an evidence summary

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This evidence summary of dental caries and obesity:

  • explores whether they are found in the same individuals and populations
  • reviews and summarises what is currently known about their relationship using the published literature and routine public health monitoring data
  • supports the dental public health and obesity teams, who may be asked about the relationship between these two outcomes
Published 8 October 2015