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Socioeconomic position across life and body composition in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study

Bann, D; Cooper, R; Wills, AK; Adams, J; Kuh, D; on behalf of the NSHD scientific and data collection team; (2014) Socioeconomic position across life and body composition in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , 68 (6) pp. 516-523. 10.1136/jech-2013-203373. Green open access

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Abstract

Previous studies have reported associations between lower lifetime socioeconomic position (SEP) and higher body mass index in adulthood, but few have examined associations with direct measures of fat and lean mass which are likely to have independent roles in health and physical functioning.

Type: Article
Title: Socioeconomic position across life and body composition in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203373
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2013-203373
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Keywords: body composition, body fat distribution, muscle mass, obesity, socioeconomic factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
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 Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1420220
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