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Obesity EpidemiologyFrom Aetiology to Public Health$
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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults

Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults

(p.43) Chapter 4 Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults
Obesity Epidemiology

Michael Lean

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a brief overview of the health consequences of obesity. It summarizes the epidemiological data on obesity and health and their impact from a patient-centred perspective. Only with an understanding of both these issues can the full impact of health consequences be assessed. It shows that obesity is a very costly disease that is seriously under-treated.

Keywords:   obesity epidemic, health impact, epidemiology, obese adults, health consequences, public health

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