Socioeconomic gradient in body size and obesity among women: the role of dietary restraint, disinhibition and hunger in the Whitehall II study

@article{Dykes2004SocioeconomicGI,
  title={Socioeconomic gradient in body size and obesity among women: the role of dietary restraint, disinhibition and hunger in the Whitehall II study},
  author={J. A. Dykes and Eric J Brunner and Pekka T Martikainen and Jane Wardle},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={262-268}
}
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between three psychological eating behaviour variables—restraint, hunger and disinhibition—and body weight and size, and to assess their explanatory power for the employment grade gradients in body measurement.DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of self-report and clinical data.SUBJECTS: In all, 1470 women (aged 45–68 y, mean 56.3, s.d. 6.0 y), body mass index (BMI) 26.3 (4.8) kg/m2 at phase 5 (1997–98) of the Whitehall II study.MEASUREMENTS: Employment grade… CONTINUE READING