Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >70 years.

Title: Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged >70 years.

Source: Public Health Nutrition, 2011, epub ahead of print.

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Date of publication: 6 May 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the shopping habits of older adults living in the UK and potential associations with certain health-related indicators such as BMI, physical activity levels and physical function.  The findings suggest that the majority of respondents travel by car to large supermarkets where they can easily access high quality vegetables & fruit and low-fat food products.    This ease of access was associated with higher levels of physical function and activity in the respondents.

Length of publication: 10 pages.

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