Aug. 18, 2011 – Here’s a “First Look” at some of the latest findings from the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health, published online today. The theme of this issue focused on the “Future of Dentistry”.
One of the featured studies, “Reinforcement of Smoking and Drinking: Tobacco Marketing Strategies Linked with Alcohol in the United States,” by University of California, San Francisco, researchers Pamela Ling, MD, MPH, and Nan Jiang, PhD, MS, reports that tobacco companies performed extensive research on smokers’ alcohol-related behaviors and pursued a wide variety of marketing strategies to capitalize on those behaviors.
“Low-Risk Lifestyle Behaviors and All-Cause Mortality: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study,” a national study led by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Earl Ford, MD, MPH, and colleagues, finds that low-risk lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, not smoking, low to moderate alcohol consumption and regular physical activity exert a powerful and beneficial effect on mortality helping you live longer.
A study by Richard Manski of the University of Maryland Dental School, “The Influence of Changes in Dental Care Coverage on Dental Care Utilization Among Retirees and Near-Retirees in the United States, 2004-2005,” finds that retirees may be at risk for sporadic dental care or even stopping use due to dental coverage transitions and status of insurance.
For the more information about the studies featured in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health, read APHA’s highlights news release.