TITLE

Obesity

PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
ISNA Bulletin;Feb-Apr2012, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the causes, consequences and costs of obesity and discusses an increase in obesity which has been seen in the U.S. and the impact that the increase is having on public health in the U.S. A discussion of strategies and dietary programs which have been developed to address the problem of obesity, and of obesity prevention programs, including the Ohio Obesity Prevention Plan, which have been developed in the U.S., is presented.
ACCESSION #
71872587

 

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