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Letters Lifestyle and socioeconomic group on health

Public health needs to go back to basics, not rely on nudge theory

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 06 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1153
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
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Poverty of scarcity was a major cause of health inequity in the 19th century.1 Poverty of plenty, which is associated with obesity and unhealthy lifestyle, is the major cause of health …

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