TITLE

OBESITY: FROM A HEALTH ISSUE TO A POLITICAL AND POLICY ISSUE

AUTHOR(S)
Tao, Hong
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing;2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on obesity that has sharply increased in the American population. It has been over half a century since obesity has been linked to cardiovascular disease, and over thirty years since it was identified as the most important nutritional disease in affluent countries. Over nine million American children and adolescents are overweight and another nine million are close to being overweight, according to the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The emergence of obesity may be attributed to sociological, genetic, economic and political causes. The federal government has implicated schools, parents, advertisers, and genetics in the obesity epidemic.
ACCESSION #
17356275

 

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