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Geographies of obesity : environmental understandings of the obesity epidemic

Author: Jamie Pearce; Karen Witten
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Series: Ashgate's geographies of health series.
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Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. This study assembles the evidence for a geographical explanation of this trend, examining the ways in which environment and living conditions promote an imbalance of energy intake over energy expenditure.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Geographies of obesity.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010
(DLC) 2009031068
(OCoLC)430442947
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Pearce; Karen Witten
ISBN: 9780754699415 0754699412
OCLC Number: 647882108
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 331 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I Introduction; 1 Introduction: Bringing a Geographical Perspective to Understanding the 'Obesity Epidemic'; 2 The Emerging Obesity Epidemic: An Introduction; 3 Contextual Determinants of Obesity: An Overview; Part II Food Environment and Obesity (Energy In); 4 Changing Food Environment and Obesity: An Overview; 5 Understanding the Local Food Environment and Obesity; 6 Childhood Obesity and the Food Environment; Part III Physical Activity, Environment and Obesity (Energy Out).
Series Title: Ashgate's geographies of health series.
Responsibility: edited by Jamie Pearce, Karen Witten.
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