Guidance

Dental caries and obesity: their relationship in children

Current evidence about the relationship between dental caries and obesity in individuals and populations.

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The relationship between dental caries and body mass index: child-level analysis

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

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This evidence on 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 2 outcomes
Published 8 October 2015
Last updated 4 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'The relationship between dental caries and body mass index: child level analysis'.

  2. First published.