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Access to excess : how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment?

Access to excess : how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment?

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DE VET, Emely, John B. F. DE WIT, Aleks LUSZCZYNSKA, F. Marijn STOK, Tania GASPAR, Michelle PRATT, Jane WARDLE, Denise T. D. DE RIDDER, 2013. Access to excess : how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment?. In: European Journal of Public Health. Oxford University Press (OUP). 23(5), pp. 752-756. ISSN 1101-1262. eISSN 1464-360X. Available under: doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks185

@article{deVet2013-10Acces-49937, title={Access to excess : how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment?}, year={2013}, doi={10.1093/eurpub/cks185}, number={5}, volume={23}, issn={1101-1262}, journal={European Journal of Public Health}, pages={752--756}, author={de Vet, Emely and de Wit, John B. F. and Luszczynska, Aleks and Stok, F. Marijn and Gaspar, Tania and Pratt, Michelle and Wardle, Jane and de Ridder, Denise T. D.} }

de Vet, Emely Stok, F. Marijn de Wit, John B. F. Luszczynska, Aleks Pratt, Michelle de Wit, John B. F. eng terms-of-use Pratt, Michelle Wardle, Jane Stok, F. Marijn Wardle, Jane de Vet, Emely Luszczynska, Aleks de Ridder, Denise T. D. Gaspar, Tania de Ridder, Denise T. D. Access to excess : how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment? Gaspar, Tania 2020-06-19T07:58:11Z 2013-10 Purpose: Easy access to unhealthy foods is believed to contribute to the current overweight epidemic. It remains unclear, however, how access to unhealthy foods is related to self-regulation of food intake. This study tests the hypothesis that using self-regulation strategies buffers the negative influences of easy access to unhealthy foods.<br />Methods: Cross-sectional survey data from 2764 adolescents aged 10–17 years from four European countries (The Netherlands, UK, Poland and Portugal) about use of self-regulation strategies, access to unhealthy foods and intake of unhealthy foods (sweet and salty snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages) were used.<br />Results: Both access to unhealthy foods and use of self-regulation strategies were independently, but in opposing directions, related to intake of unhealthy foods. Easy access to unhealthy food products was associated with higher consumption, but this effect could be attenuated by use of self-regulation strategies to facilitate healthy eating even when the food environment tempts one to do otherwise. Conclusions: Health promotion policy and programs should not only address the food environment but could also teach young people better strategies to deal with it. 2020-06-19T07:58:11Z

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