TITLE

Prognosis in obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Lean, M. E. J.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/11/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7504, p1339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Introduces a study of the worldwide obesity epidemic and the various health risks it poses worldwide published in the June 11, 2005 edition of the British Medical Journal. Author's view that politically driven public health measures are need to curb the ongoing epidemic of obesity; Overview of the study; Questions regarding the diagnosis and health risks of obesity in children.
ACCESSION #
17353534

 

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