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

June 6, 2011

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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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


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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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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