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Obesity epidemiology : from aetiology to public health

Author: David Crawford; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Epidemiology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Obesity has now taken over from smoking as the number one public health issue. This is a new edition of a successful book on the topic, expanded to form part of a new public health and epidemiology  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crawford; et al
ISBN: 0199571511 9780199571512
OCLC Number: 697881643
Notes: Previous edition: published as Obesity prevention and public health. 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 471 p. :) : ill.
Contents: PART 1: THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF OBESITY ; 1. Prevalence and trends in childhood obesity ; 2. Prevalence and trends in adult obesity in affluent countries ; 3. Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity ; 4. Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults ; 5. Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults ; 6. Health economic burden of obesity - an international perspective ; PART 2: THE DRIVERS OF THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC ; 7. The role of nutrition and physical activity in the obesity epidemic ; 8. The role of socio-cultural factors in the obesity epidemic ; 9. Evolving environmental factors in the obesity epidemic ; 10. The implications of the nutrition transition for obesity in the developing world ; PART 3: THE EXISTING EVIDENCE REGARDING PREVENTION ; 11. Population approaches to promote healthful eating behaviours ; 12. Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults ; 13. Population approaches to obesity prevention ; 14. The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options ; 15. The cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention ; PART 4: POTENTIAL APPROACHES TO PREVENTION ; 16. Drawing possible lessons for obesity prevention and control from the tobacco control experience ; 17. The role of parents in preventing child overweight and obesity: an ecological approach ; 18. The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic: a legal perspective from the United States ; 19. The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries ; 20. What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity? ; 21. Can fiscal approaches help to reduce obesity risk? ; 22. Social marketing approaches to obesity prevention ; 23. Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity ; 24. The food and beverage industry's efforts regarding obesity prevention ; 25. The need for courageous action to prevent obesity ; 26. Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century
Series Title: Epidemiology
Other Titles: Obesity prevention and public health
Responsibility: edited by David Crawford ... [et al.].

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Review from previous edition With obesity prevention so high on the public health and political agenda, this book is both timely and useful. Public Health The book provides an overview of the main Read more...

 
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