Letters Breadlines, brains, and behaviour

Authors’ reply to McMinn and colleagues and Caan

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7442 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7442
  1. Theresa M Marteau, director1,
  2. Peter A Hall, associate professor2
  1. 1Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
  2. 2Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
  1. tm388{at}cam.ac.uk

McMinn and colleagues describe evidence to support the bidirectional nature of the association between executive function and health related behaviour in older people.1 This highlights the potential for intervention across the lifespan to break the negative feedback loops described in our recent editorial.2

Nuance is invariably lost in an editorial …

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