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Personality traits, education, physical exercise, and childhood neurological function as independent predictors of adult obesity

Cheng, H; Furnham, A; (2013) Personality traits, education, physical exercise, and childhood neurological function as independent predictors of adult obesity. PLoS One , 8 (11) , Article e79586. 10.1371/journal.pone.0079586. Green open access

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Abstract

To investigate whether personality traits, education, physical exercise, parental socio-economic conditions, and childhood neurological function are independently associated with obesity in 50 year old adults in a longitudinal birth cohort study.

Type: Article
Title: Personality traits, education, physical exercise, and childhood neurological function as independent predictors of adult obesity
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079586
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079586
Language: English
Additional information: PMCID: PMC3821861 © 2013 Furnham, Cheng. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418782
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