Too many men “unconcerned” about weight loss.

April 26, 2011

Source: BBC News Health.

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Date of publication: 8th April, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Peter Baker from the Men’s Health Forum suggests that too many men are failing to see the health risks associated with obesity.  He goes on to argue that health care providers need to address this issue and find more male-friendly ways to engage men in weight management interventions.

Length of publication: 1 page news item.




Childhood obesity and class

January 20, 2010

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2010, 34 (1) 41-47 

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Date of publication: January 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This aritcle explores the trends of obesity amongst school aged children in different socio-economic groups. While there is some evidence that trends of obesity are slowing, this is not necessarily the case amongst those from the lowest socioeconomic groups.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Acknowledgement: Fair’s Fare


Inequalities, Ethics and Obesity

December 17, 2009

Source: Association for the Study of Obesity

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Date of publication: November 2009

Publication type: Proceedings

In a nutshell: This set of proceedings includes abstracts from presentation given at the inequalities, ethics and obesity conference. The presentations include information about obesity in relation to ethnicity in the UK, socioeconomic factors , children’s perceptions, rural inequalities, change4life and gaps in evidence. 

Length of publication: 17 Pages

Some important notes: You will need to contact the conference presenters for the full details of the presentations. The abstracts include email addresses of the presenters.


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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