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Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity

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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.

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Key Features

      Understanding is facilitated through:

      • Case Studies
      • Boxed examples
      • Thinking Points
      • Summary Points at ends of chapters.
      • Links to webpages, resources and further reading.

Author Information

    Edited by 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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Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity
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  • Paperback
  • 144 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4634-6
  • Copyright: 2013