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Community Gardening May Reap Body Weight Benefit
Date:4/19/2013

could be of interest to urban planners, public health officials and others focused on designing new neighborhoods and revitalizing old ones," Zick said.

But while "these data are intriguing," she noted, "they were drawn from participants in a single community gardening organization in Salt Lake City and may not apply broadly until more research is done."

And although the study found an association between gardening and lower BMI, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers gardening health and safety tips.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Utah, news release, April 18, 2013


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