Childhood habits and the obesity epidemic

Lean, M. E.J. (2014) Childhood habits and the obesity epidemic. In: Haslam, D. W., Sharma, A. M. and le Roux, C. W. (eds.) Controversies in Obesity. Springer: London, pp. 31-43. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-2834-2_5)

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However it is assessed, the prevalence of obesity has clearly risen recently in all countries, and in general it is continuing to rise, even in the countries with the highest current obesity prevalences. This has brought colossal, new, and, in principle, avoidable health-care and social costs. Almost all those costs arise from obesity in adulthood, and from secondary consequences of obesity, rather than treatment costs.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lean, Professor Michael
Authors: Lean, M. E.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Published Online:08 October 2013

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