Obesogenic environments and obesity: A comment on 'Are environmental area characteristics at birth associated with overweight and obesity in school-aged children? Findings from the SLOPE (Studying Lifecourse Obesity PrEdictors) population-based cohort in the south of England' (2020)
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PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
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The term ‘obesogenic environment’ has been coined to refer to the influences that the surroundings, opportunities or conditions of life have on promoting obesity in individuals and populations. While the causes of obesity are complex and obesity is multifaceted in aetiology, it is plausible that the condition is driven largely by environmental factors, which undermine the self-regulatory capacity that people have to make responsible decisions about personal diet and physical activity.
CitationHobbs M, Radley D (2020). Obesogenic environments and obesity: A comment on 'Are environmental area characteristics at birth associated with overweight and obesity in school-aged children? Findings from the SLOPE (Studying Lifecourse Obesity PrEdictors) population-based cohort in the south of England'. BMC Medicine. 18(1). 59-.
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Keywordshealth geography; obesity; environment; greenspace; cohort study
ANZSRC Fields of Research11 - Medical and Health Sciences::1117 - Public Health and Health Services::111704 - Community Child Health
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