Socioeconomic differences in takeaway food consumption and their contribution to inequalities in dietary intakes.

July 27, 2009

Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (online first 14th July)

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Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Takeaway consumption has been increasing and may contribute to socioeconomic inequalities in overweight/obesity and chronic disease. This study examined socioeconomic differences in takeaway consumption patterns, and their contributions to dietary intake inequalities.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Low-income groups and behaviour change interventions: a review of intervention content, effectiveness and theoretical frameworks

July 27, 2009

Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , 2009, 63 (8), pp610-622

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Date of publication: April 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Interventions to change health-related behaviours have potential to increase health inequalities.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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Natural Health Service

July 27, 2009

Source: info4local.gov

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Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: Did you know that people who live close to a park are more likely to lead active lives and less likely to be overweight? A recent study commissioned by Natural England found that people living in neighbourhoods more than a mile from a park had a 27 per cent greater chance of being overweight or obese.

Length of publication: 1 page


Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index explains infant’s weight and BMI at 14 months: results from a multi-ethnic birth cohort study

July 27, 2009

Source: Archive of Disease in Childhood, 2009, 94 (8) pp.587-595

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Date of publication: March 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: To investigate the association between (self-reported) maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (pBMI), and child’s weight, height and BMI at age 14 months.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Socioeconomic position, macroeconomic environment and overweight among adolescents in 35 countries

July 27, 2009

Source: International Journal of Obesity (advanced online publication 21st July)

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Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: It is important to understand levels and social inequalities in childhood overweight within and between countries. This study examined prevalence and social inequality in adolescent overweight in 35 countries, and associations with macroeconomic factors.

Length of publication: 1 page

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US obesity problem ‘intensifies’

July 27, 2009

Source: BBC News Online

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Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Obesity rates in the US have surged over the last year, a report shows.

Length of publication: 1 web page 


‘Lower’ Asian obesity threshold

July 27, 2009

Source: BBC News Online

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Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The threshold for being overweight and obese should be lowered for British Asians, international experts say.

Length of publication: 1 web page