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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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The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic: A legal perspective from the United States

The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic: A legal perspective from the United States

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Obesity Epidemiology
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Ellen J. Fried

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0018

As the world's population of the overweight and obese continues to soar, the critical need for governmental policy initiatives to stop, and ultimately reverse, this raging epidemic grows more imperative still. This chapter examines the state of regulatory and legislative affairs in the USA and considers another legal resource, litigation, which has provided a useful arrow in the public health quiver. Legal action has been successful in holding the tobacco industry responsible for the devastating health costs arising from its harmful product. The tobacco example, coupled with the alarming escalation of overweight and obesity in the USA and governmental failure to mount a meaningful anti-obesity campaign, has led public health advocates to look to litigation as a way of confronting this epidemic.

Keywords:   obesity prevention, obesity control, United States, health policy, litigation

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