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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health$
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Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001

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Overweight and obesity from a life course perspective

Overweight and obesity from a life course perspective

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(p.304) Chapter 14 Overweight and obesity from a life course perspective
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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health
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Chris Power

Tessa Parsons

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0014

This chapter examines the causes of obesity among women from a life course perspective. It emphasizes factors that affect a woman's vulnerability to obesity, particularly those from childhood since it is suspected that obesity risk starts early in life. Although only a brief outline is provided on the consequences of obesity, here too several life stages are involved.

Keywords:   women's health, risk factors, excess weight, vulnerability to obesity, childhood

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