“It's a bit more complicated than that”: A broader perspective on determinants of obesity
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Mullan, B. and Ntoumanis, N. and Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. and Lipp, O. 2017. “It's a bit more complicated than that”: A broader perspective on determinants of obesity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40: pp. 1-53.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
The insurance hypothesis does not address important factors known to contribute to obesity levels in all persons, not just adult women in the industrialized world. These include psychological determinants of eating behaviours, the decline in physical activity leading to a negative energy balance, the dense built environment, pervasive food marketing, and the increased availability of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food.