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Title Obesity epidemiology : from aetiology to public health / edited by David Crawford [and others].
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition Second edition.

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Series Epidemiology.
Mental health service system reports. Series AN, Epidemiology.
Subject Obesity -- Epidemiology.
Obesity -- Prevention.
Obesity -- Etiology.
Obesity -- epidemiology.
Life Style.
Obesity -- etiology.
Obesity -- prevention & control.
Alt Name Crawford, David, 1960-
Alternate Title Obesity prevention and public health.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 471 pages) : illustrations.
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This textbook assists those concerned with understanding prevalence & trends in obesity; its health, social & economic consequences, causes of the obesity epidemic, existing evidence regarding strategies to prevent obesity, & the potential of public health initiatives to impact on the population prevalence of obesity.
Contents Prevalence and trends in childhood obesity / Tim Lobstein -- Prevalence and trends in adult obesity in affluent countries / Jacob C. Seidell -- Physical health consequences of children and adolescent obesity / John J. Reilly [and others] -- Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults / Michael Lean -- Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults / Andrew J. Hill -- Health economic burden in obesity : an international perspective / Falk Muller-Riemenschneider [and others] -- The role of nutrition and physical activity in the obesity epidemic / Lisa J. Harnack and Kathryn H. Schmitz -- The role of socio-cultural factors in the obesity epidemic / Kylie Ball and David Crawford -- Evolving environmental factors in the obesity epidemic / Jennifer A. Linde and Robert W. Jeffery -- The implications of the nutrition transition for obesity in the developing world / Barry M. Popkin -- Population approaches to promote healthful eating behaviours / Simone A. French -- Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults / Jo Salmon and Abby C. King -- Population approaches to obesity prevention / Jennifer A. Linde and Robert W. Jeffery -- The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options / Kelliann K. Davis and John M. Jakicic -- The cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention / Rob Carter and Marj Moodie -- Drawing possible lessons for obesity prevention and control from the tobacco-control experience / Shawna L. Mercer [and others] -- The role of parents in preventing child overweight and obesity : an ecological approach / Karen Campbell, Kylie Hesketh, and Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison -- The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic : a legal perspective from the United States / Ellen J. Fried -- The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries / Mark Lawrence -- What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity? / Tim G. Townshend -- Can fiscal approaches help to reduce obesity risk? / Eric A. Finkelstein and Thomas J. Hoerger -- Social marketing approaches to obesity prevention / Hans C.M. van Trijp -- Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity / Carolyn Summerbell and Frances Hillier -- The food and beverage industry's efforts regarding obesity prevention / Zoe Feldman, Dondeena G. Bradley, and Danielle Greenberg -- The need for courageous action to prevent obesity / Marlene B. Schwartz and Kelly D. Brownell -- Conclusion : obesity and its prevention in the 21st century / David Crawford [and others].
OCLC # 854965301
Additional Format Print version 9780199571512.

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