Worldwide prevalence of obesity in adults

Jacob C. Seidell*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Obesity
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781842145579
ISBN (Print)9781842145562
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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