Over the last two to three decades, overnutrition and obesity have been transformed from relatively minor public health issues that primarily affect the most affluent societies to a major threat to public health that is being increasingly seen throughout the world. The plight of the most affected populations, like those in North America, Australia, and Europe, has been well publicized. However, increases in population obesity elsewhere in the world have been less well recognized.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Obesity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|