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Health consequences of overweight and obesity in adults

Michael Lean

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a brief overview of the health consequences of obesity. It summarizes the epidemiological data on obesity and health and their impact from a patient-centred perspective. Only ... More


Descriptive Epidemiology of Obesity Trends

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes population obesity trends from descriptive epidemiologic studies. Topics covered include obesity trends in U.S. adults, obesity trends in U.S. children, and international ... More


Economic Aspects of Obesity

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past three decades, the number of obese adults in the United States has doubled and the number of obese children almost tripled, which may lead to increased medical expenditures, productivity ... More


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