Obesity : epidemiology, pathophysiology, and prevention / edited by Debasis Bagchi and Harry G. Preuss.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2013.
Description
xxv, 982 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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"The spread of obesity has been declared a worldwide epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, a new term, globesity, has been coined to describe the recent upsurge of overweight and obesity throughout the world's population. How severe is the problem? According to WHO, worldwide obesity has more than double since 1980. In 2008, 1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight [1]. Of these over 200 million men and 300 million women were obese. 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight [1]. Furthermore, nearly 43 million children under the age of five were underweight in 2010 [1]"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781439854259 (hardback)
  • 1439854254 (hardback)
LCCN
2012000311
OCLC
774861211
RCP
C - S