Contributions of local-area fast-food availability and area-based weight and dietary norms to 10-year change in cardiometabolic risk

Suzanne J Carroll, Catherine Paquet, Natasha J Howard, Neil T COFFEE, Robert J Adams, Anne W Taylor, Theo NIYONSENGA, Mark DANIEL

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Background: Efforts to reduce cardiometabolic disease often target individual-level risk factors. However, individual dietary behaviour and body mass index (BMI) may be influenced by the geographic patterning of food sources and local-area norms. Norms figure prominently in socio-behavioural theories yet spatial variations in norms have rarely been investigated in predicting individual health outcomes. This study assessed the contributions of fast-food availability and localarea norms for dietary behaviour and BMI to 10-year change in cardiometabolic risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15
Number of pages1
JournalObesity Research and Clinical Practice
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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