Socioeconomic position and risk of short-term weight gain: Prospective study of 14,619 middle-aged men and women

@article{Purslow2008SocioeconomicPA,
  title={Socioeconomic position and risk of short-term weight gain: Prospective study of 14,619 middle-aged men and women},
  author={Lisa R Purslow and Elizabeth H. Young and Nicholas J Wareham and Nita G Forouhi and Eric J Brunner and Robert N Luben and Ailsa A Welch and Kay-Tee Khaw and Sheila Anne Bingham and Manjinder S. Sandhu},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={112 - 112}
}
BACKGROUND The association between socioeconomic position in middle age and risk of subsequent, short-term weight gain is unknown. We therefore assessed this association in a prospective population based cohort study in Norfolk, UK. METHODS We analysed data on 14,619 middle-aged men and women (aged between 40-75 at baseline) with repeated objective measures of weight and height at baseline (1993-1997) and follow up (1998-2000). RESULTS During follow up 5,064 people gained more than 2.5 kg… CONTINUE READING