A geographical mechanism in the rise of obesity?

Matthew Hobbs

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    Policy makers are beginning to engage with the idea that the built environment may be a contributing factor to obesity. Despite an increasing policy focus, identifying associations between exposure to an obesogenic environment and increased adiposity has proved challenging. The evidence base remains equivocal. By influencing the ‘default’ option in the obesogenic environment such as the proximity of fast food outlets or green space, there may be some potential to affect dietary intake, physical activity and obesity. This study aims to examine the spatial distribution of obesogenic environment across Yorkshire and the impact on adult adiposity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventCarnegie Research Seminar Series -
    Duration: 6 May 2015 → …


    ConferenceCarnegie Research Seminar Series
    Period6/05/15 → …


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