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dc.contributor.authorMwanri, Lillian
dc.contributor.authorFoley, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorCoveney, John David
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Robert
dc.contributor.authorVerity, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul Russell
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorMohr, Philip
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T03:10:31Z
dc.date.available2017-03-08T03:10:31Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationMwanri, L., Foley, W., Coveney, J., Muller, R., Verity, F., Ward, P. R., … Taylor, A. (2012). Food supply and the obesity scourge: Is there a relationship? Health. Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,. https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2012.412a210en
dc.identifier.issn1949-5005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/36955
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dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews literature on the relationship between food supply and obesity. The focus is on the supply, cost, and variety of food through various types of food outlets and the impact of these factors on obesity in developed countries. The article reveals complex relationships between food supply factors and obesity. A numer of factors related to lifestyles including the mobility of populations and the use of motor vehicles greatly reduce the impact of the local environment on family and individual eating patterns. However, obesity is also affected by factors such as the type and density of food outlets, the cost of food, the travel distance and means of transport to the food outlet. While the relationship between food supply and obesity in the literature reveals complex and mixed findings, this paper concludes obesity is complex and food supply is only part of this phenomenon’s predictors. Because the relationship between food supply and obesity is mediated by such multiple and complex factors including population behaviours, beliefs, lifestyles, knowledge and both food and physical environments; multiple strategies including policy development and other strategies aimed at manipulating food environments, physical environments, populations’ beliefs, behaviours and practices must be considered in searching for evidence to effectively combat obesity.en
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dc.publisherScientific Researchen
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 SciRes and the Authorsen
dc.titleFood supply and the obesity scourge: Is there a relationship?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4236/health.2012.412a210en
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dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMwanri, Lillian: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5792-7785en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWard, Paul Russell: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5559-9714en_US


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