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Shared lives - an opportunity for obesity prevention?


Anderson, AS and Marshall, DW and Lea, EJ, Shared lives - an opportunity for obesity prevention?, Appetite, 43, (3) pp. 327-329. ISSN 0195-6663 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.appet.2004.07.007


A longitudinal design was used to survey individual members of 22 couples about food choices, dietary intake and body weight around three months prior to cohabitation and again about three months after the moving-in date. Changes after cohabitation included an increase in shared meal occasions, increased likelihood of including alcohol at meal times and social support for dietary temptations (and restrictions). Body weight increased significantly in women (58.3±7.1 - 59.8±7.9 kg) and in men (76.7±12.0 - 78.4±12.5 kg). This life stage may be a missed opportunity for obesity prevention initiatives. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Lea, EJ (Dr Emma Lea)
ID Code:48861
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2007-11-05
Last Modified:2011-09-21

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