Obesity Epidemiology

Obesity Epidemiology

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During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated 30% of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only 15% were. This book offers practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity. The book is structured in four main sections. The first section considers issues surrounding the definition of obesity, measurement techniques, and the designs of epidemiologic studies. The second section addresses the consequences of obesity, looking at epidemiologic studies that focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The third section looks at determinants of obesity, reviewing a wide range of risk factors for obesity including diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, sleep disorders, psychosocial factors, physical environment, biochemical and genetic predictors, and intrauterine exposures. In the final section, the author discusses the analytical issues and challenges for epidemiologic studies of obesity.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 33.02mm | 1,111.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50 black and white illustrations
  • 0195312910
  • 9780195312911
  • 1,476,662

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[This book] will be a valuable resource for obesity and chronic disease researchers, national and international organizations, and researchers in nutrition, exercise and public health, and will also serve as a graduate-level text. * Food Science and Technology Abstracts * Hu has created an outstanding reference volume... this book fills an important niche... Hu has done an excellent job in condensing the most pertinent and timely information into a handy reference volume. * American Journal of Epidemiology *show more

Table of contents

PART I: STUDY DESIGNS AND MEASUREMENTS; PART II: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY; PART III: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF DETERMINANTS OF OBESITYshow more

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