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Food systems transformations, ultra-processed food markets and the nutrition transition in Asia

Background Attracted by their high economic growth rates, young and growing populations, and increasingly open markets, transnational food and beverage corporations (TFBCs) are targeting Asian markets with vigour. Simultaneously the consumption of ultra-processed foods high in fat, salt and glycaemic load is increasing in the region. Evidence demonstrates that TFBCs can leverage...

Using systems science to understand the determinants of inequities in healthy eating

Health, Australian Capital Territory Health, HCF, and the HCF Research Foundation. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Sharon Friel, Melanie Pescud, Eleanor Malbon, Amanda Lee, Robert Carter. Data ... curation: Sharon Friel, Melanie Pescud, Eleanor Malbon. Formal analysis: Sharon Friel, Melanie Pescud, Eleanor Malbon. Funding acquisition: Sharon Friel. Investigation: Sharon Friel, Melanie Pescud

The impact of drought on the association between food security and mental health in a nationally representative Australian sample

Background The association between food insecurity and mental health is established. Increasingly, associations between drought and mental health and drought and food insecurity have been observed in a number of countries. The impact of drought on the association between food insecurity and mental health has received little attention. Methods Population-based study using data...

Income-related inequalities in chronic conditions, physical functioning and psychological distress among older people in Australia: cross-sectional findings from the 45 and up study

Background The burden of chronic disease continues to rise as populations age. There is relatively little published on the socioeconomic distribution of this burden in older people. This study quantifies absolute and relative income-related inequalities in prevalence of chronic diseases, severe physical functioning limitation and high psychological distress in mid-age and older...

No Data, No Problem, No Action: Addressing Urban Health Inequity in the 21st Century

Sharon Friel Sharon.Friel@anu 0 David Vlahov 0 Robert M. Buckley 0 0 Friel is with the The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University , Canberra

Interaction between Education and Household Wealth on the Risk of Obesity in Women in Egypt

Background Obesity is a growing problem in lower income countries particularly among women. There are few studies exploring individual socioeconomic status indicators in depth. This study examines the interaction of education and wealth in relation to obesity, hypothesising that education protects against the obesogenic effect of wealth. Methods Four datasets of women of...

Time to Regenerate: Ecosystems and Health Promotion

Sharon Friel 0 1 0 Colin Butler is Senior Research Fellow in Global Health at Deakin University, School of Health and Social Development , Melbourne, Victoria , Australia. Sharon Friel is Research Fellow

Rights, Knowledge, and Governance for Improved Health Equity in Urban Settings

All three of the interacting aspects of daily urban life (physical environment, social conditions, and the added pressure of climate change) that affect health inequities are nested within the concept of urban governance, which has the task of understanding and managing the interactions among these different factors so that all three can be improved together and coherently...

The Health Equity Dimensions of Urban Food Systems

There is increasing recognition that the nutrition transition sweeping the world’s cities is multifaceted. Urban food and nutrition systems are beginning to share similar features, including an increase in dietary diversity, a convergence toward “Western-style” diets rich in fat and refined carbohydrate and within-country bifurcation of food supplies and dietary conventions...

Urban Environmental Health Hazards and Health Equity

This paper outlines briefly how the living environment can affect health. It explains the links between social and environmental determinants of health in urban settings. Interventions to improve health equity through the environment include actions and policies that deal with proximal risk factors in deprived urban areas, such as safe drinking water supply, reduced air pollution...