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Paternal origins of obesity: emerging evidence for incorporating epigenetic pathways into the social determinants of health framework

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Over the past 40 years a global discourse on population obesity has emerged, with moral outrage surrounding the rise in childhood obesity during this time. Women are portrayed as predominantly to blame for the intergenerational transmission of obesity, due to gender norms emphasising maternal responsibility during early-life events. Through a structured review of recent studies exploring epigenetic and social mechanisms of obesity risk transmission, we argue that the role of the father in inf...

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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ORCID:
0000-0001-7128-968X
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Name:
NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research
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Potter, CM
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
271
Article number:
112066
Publication date:
2018-12-07
Acceptance date:
2018-12-06
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0277-9536
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English
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pubs:951437
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uuid:64e273d2-0055-4eb5-8103-e169a090319f
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pubs:951437
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951437
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2018-12-11

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