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Diet and inequalities in health in three English towns

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1988; 296 doi: (Published 14 May 1988) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1988;296:1359
  1. J E Cade,
  2. D J P Barker,
  3. B M Margetts,
  4. J A Morris


    The diets of 2340 middle aged men and women living in three English towns were recorded. Consumption of fat and the other main nutrients was lowest in the northern industrial town, which had the highest death rates from ischaemic heart disease and from all causes combined.

    The findings suggest that differences in diet in middle age are not a major cause of differences in adult mortality between one part of Britain and another.