Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity

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Edited by Nick Townsend and Angela Scriven, BA(Hons), MEd, CertEd, FRSPH, MIUHPE
ISBN
9780702046346
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Publication Date
03-01-2014
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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.

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


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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702046346
Table of Content

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

References

Index

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
Trim 186 x 123
Pages 136
Publication Date 03-01-2014
Stock Status Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery
Published Reviews

"The stats and overview would provide a student of occupational health with excellent data as an introduction to the topic or for a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine project. The book would also be useful for anyone preparing a presentation or policy on the topic, but it is not going to meet the needs of the practitioner looking for solutions in the workplace." Reviewed by: Nerys Williams on behalf of the Occupational Medicine Journal, Jan 2015

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