Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health / Edition 2

Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health / Edition 2

by David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Johannes Brug
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199571511

ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Although recognised clinically for some time as an important condition that increases risk of ill-health in affected individuals, it is only recently that obesity had been recognised as a population-wide problem that requires preventive action. Obesity is a major contributor to diseases and disability, the associated health costs are enormous and obesity has

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Overview

Although recognised clinically for some time as an important condition that increases risk of ill-health in affected individuals, it is only recently that obesity had been recognised as a population-wide problem that requires preventive action. Obesity is a major contributor to diseases and disability, the associated health costs are enormous and obesity has already reached epidemic proportions in many countries, and incidence is continuing to increase in children and adults. Disturbingly the epidemic is not confined to developed countries, with many developing countries and those in transition affected. While recognised as a major population health problem, our understanding of the causes of the epidemic is poor, there has been relatively little population-based research that has focused on the prevention of unhealthy weight gain, and as a consequence knowledge regarding how and where best to intervene is limited.

Revised and updated and now part of the From Aetiology to Public Health series, Obesity Epidemiology provides a scholarly text that assists those concerned with understanding prevalence and trends in obesity; its health, social and economic consequences, the underlying causes of the obesity epidemic, the existing evidence regarding strategies to prevent obesity, and the potential of public health initiatives to impact on the population prevalence of obesity. This edition not only provides a thorough update of the material presented in the previous edition (entitled Obesity Prevention and Public Health), but also includes twelve new chapters that cover the epidemiology of obesity in children and adults, and the potential of public health approaches to its prevention.

This book will be of interest to all those working in public health and epidemiology; health policy makers, and clinicians and health practitioners working in the related fields of nutrition, exercise and diabetes.

About the series
By looking at public health issues from a unique condition-based approach, the innovative From Aetiology to Public Health series examines top public health issues from aetiology through to public health and prevention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199571512
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Introduction

Part 1 The epidemiology of obesity

1 Prevalence and trends in childhood obesity Tim Lobstein Lobstein, Tim 3

2 Prevalence and trends in adult obesity in affluent countries Jacob C. Seidell Seidell, Jacob C. 17

3 Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity Shaza Hammed Hammed, Shaza 27

4 Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults Michael Lean Lean, Michael 43

5 Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults Andrew J. Hill Hill, Andrew J. 59

6 Health economic burden of obesity-an international perspective Stefan N. Willich Willich, Stefan N. 74

Part 2 The drivers of the obesity epidemic

7 The role of nutrition and physical activity in the obesity epidemic Kathryn H. Schmitz Schmitz, Kathryn H. 91

8 The role of socio-cultural factors in the obesity epidemic David Crawford Crawford, David 105

9 Evolving environmental factors in the obesity epidemic Robert W. Jeffery Jeffery, Robert W. 119

10 The implications of the nutrition transition for obesity in the developing world Barry M. Popkin Popkin, Barry M. 136

Part 3 The existing evidence regarding prevention

11 Population approaches to promote healthful eating behaviours Simone A. French French, Simone A. 161

12 Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults Abby C. King King, Abby C. 186

13 Population approaches to obesity prevention Robert W. Jeffery Jeffery, Robert W. 208

14 The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options John M. Jakicic Jakicic, John M. 222

15 The cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention Marj Moodie Moodie, Marj 237

Part 4 Potential approaches to prevention

16 Drawing possible lessons for obesity prevention and control from the tobacco-control experience William H. Dietz Dietz, William H. 271

17 The role of parents in preventing child overweight and obesity: An ecological approach Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison Davison, Kirsten Krahnstoever 299

18 The potenital for policy intitiatives to address the obesity epidemic: A legal perspective from the United States Ellen J. Fried Fried, Ellen J. 321

19 The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries Mark Lawrence Lawrence, Mark 336

20 What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity? Tim G. Townshend Townshend, Tim G. 353

21 Can fiscal approaches help to reduce obesity risk? Thomas J. Hoerger Hoerger, Thomas J. 368

22 Social marketing approaches to obesity prevention Hans C.M. van Trijp van Trijp, Hans C. M. 380

23 Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity Frances Hillier Hillier, Frances 395

24 The food and beverage industry's efforts regarding obesity prevention Danielle Greenberg Greenberg, Danielle 409

25 The need for courageous action to prevent obesity Kelly D. Brownell Brownell, Kelly D. 424

26 Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century Johannes Brug Brug, Johannes 445

Index 447

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