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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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Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

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(p.445) Chapter 26 Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century
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Obesity Epidemiology
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David Crawford

Kylie Ball

Robert W. Jeffery

Johannes Brug

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0026

The case for a preventative approach to the obesity epidemic is compelling. Obesity poses what is arguably one of the most significant threats to population health that is currently faced. The data presented in this book highlight just how common obesity has become in children and in adults across the globe, and how it impacts disproportionately on the poor. This chapter presents a summary of the discussions in the preceding chapters.

Keywords:   Obesity prevention, obesity control, obesity epidemic, population health

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