Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity

Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity Edition 1

Editors: Edited by Nick Townsend and Angela Scriven, BA(Hons), MEd, CertEd, FRSPH, MIUHPE
ISBN: 9780702046346
Publication Date : Jan 3, 2014
Page Count: 136
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Book Reviews
  • Details

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.
About the Editor
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
Table of Contents

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



Book 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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