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Drawing possible lessons for obesity prevention and control from the tobacco-control experience 1

Shawna L. Mercer, Laura K. Khan, Lawrence W. Green, Abby C. Rosenthal, Rose Nathan, Corinne G. Husten, and William H. Dietz

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/9780199571512.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While tobacco-control experts in many developed countries announce remarkable reductions in tobacco consumption, nutrition and physical activity experts in these same countries bemoan the growing ... More


Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Robert W. Jeffery, and Johannes Brug

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/9780199571512.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The case for a preventative approach to the obesity epidemic is compelling. Obesity poses what is arguably one of the most significant threats to population health that is currently faced. The data ... More


The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic: A legal perspective from the United States

Ellen J. Fried

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/9780199571512.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

As the world's population of the overweight and obese continues to soar, the critical need for governmental policy initiatives to stop, and ultimately reverse, this raging epidemic grows more ... More


The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries

Mark Lawrence

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/9780199571512.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter analyses the potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries. Following a review of the scope of food regulation, it provides an ... More


Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity

Carolyn Summerbell and Frances Hillier

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/9780199571512.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Communities have been highlighted as key settings for obesity-prevention interventions. Community-based obesity-prevention interventions can target individual behaviour, e.g., through the provision ... More


The food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention

Zoe Feldman, Dondeena G. Bradley, and Danielle Greenberg

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/9780199571512.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is well known that obesity affects populations in both developed and developing countries, with significant consequences for public health. What is less understood is the role of the food and ... More


The need for courageous action to prevent obesity

Marlene B. Schwartz and Kelly D. Brownell

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/9780199571512.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on three key issues: firstly, the necessity of a shared vision; secondly, whether or not to trust the food industry; and thirdly, what should be done next. In order to move ... More


Can fiscal approaches help to reduce obesity risk?

Eric A. Finkelstein and Thomas J. Hoerger

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/9780199571512.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One approach for reversing the obesity epidemic is to use economic strategies to change the costs and benefits of behaviours related to obesity in an effort to change positively the energy-balance ... More


What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity?

Tim G. Townshend

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/9780199571512.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Urban planning — the process by which built environments are shaped and managed — aims to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns and needs. Public health was once central to this ... More


Governing obesity in Denmark

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

in The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in Denmark. If first examines how obesity ... More


Social marketing approaches to obesity prevention

Hans C.M. van Trijp

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/9780199571512.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces social marketing approach and its possible applications in the field of obesity prevention. Because social marketing approaches to obesity are just beginning to emerge, it ... More


Fighting obesity in England

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

in The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in England. First, we look into some of the ... More


The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the politics of health promotion in Denmark and England. Based on two areas of health interventions, namely obesity control and mental recovery, the book analyses how public health ... More


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