The Difference Between Obesity & Overweight: Diet Management

Rubins, Karen Wilk
July 1999
FoodService Director;07/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p74
Trade Publication
Discusses obesity and overweight in the United States. Difference between an obese person and an overweight one; Health problems caused by obesity; Guidelines for assessing overweight and obesity; Tips for effective weight-loss.


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