publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Graffiti, greenery, and obesity in adults: secondary analysis of European cross sectional survey

Ellaway, A.; Macintyre, S.; Bonnefoy, X.;
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  • Published: 17 Sep 2005 Journal: BMJ, volume 331, pages 611-612 (issn: 0959-8138, eissn: 1468-5833, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Obesity levels are high and increasing worldwide. Being overweight is linked with increased death rates and contributes to a wide range of conditions, including ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, and diseases of the gall bladder.1 The principal cause of obesity is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. And there is growing recognition that, independently of individual characteristics, place of residence may be associated with health outcomes, including body size2 and health related behaviours, such as level of physical exercise.3 \ud Few studies have explored which features of the local neighbourhood mig...
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