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Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?
Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

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This free course was developed by Mathijs Lucassen based on material he wrote with Manik Gopinath. It was first published in November 2019.

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Figure 8: Jebb, S. A., Aveyard, P. N. and Hawkes, C. (2013) Obesity policy in England. Obes Rev, 14: 42-59. doi:10.1111/obr.12093

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Figure 10: taken from Marteau, T., Hollands, G. J. and Shemilt, I. (2015) ‘Downsizing: policy options to reduce portion sizes to help tackle obesity’, BMJ, vol. 352:i105 [Online]. Available at content/ 351/ bmj.h5863 (Accessed 5 October 2018). Artwork by Center for Disease Prevention and Control, data from Young L, Nestle M. Am J Public Health, 2002 and 2007 respectively.

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