Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
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Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource


Obesity and its linked morbidity and mortality is a significant public health challenge on a global scale and places a burden not only on the individual but also on society as a whole. This Mini-Guide presents key themes relating to this challenge, including the means of measuring obesity, the most recent prevalence and trends, the health consequences and causes of obesity along with approaches to counter obesity both at an individual and a population level.

"..useful for anyone preparing a presentation or policy on the topic." Reviewed by Nerys Williams on behalf of Occupational Medicine, January 2015

    Understanding is facilitated through:

      • Case Studies

      • Boxed examples

      • Thinking Points

      • Summary Points at ends of chapters.

      • Links to webpages, resources and further reading.

      1. Defining the obesity problem

      2. Obesity prevalence and trends

      3. The health consequences of obesity

      4. Causes of obesity

      5. Individual interventions to treat obesity

      6. Population approaches to preventing obesity



      Nick Townsend and Angela Scriven, BA(Hons), MEd, CertEd, FRSPH, MIUHPE, Reader in Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK


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