TITLE

Obesity: the emerging cost of economic prosperity

AUTHOR(S)
Anand, Sonia S.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/24/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 9, p1081
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the rising prevalence of obesity in Asia. He notes that the strongest predictors of overweight and obesity were societal factors including urban living and high economic status. Some of the most effective mass solutions to the problem of obesity are increasing public transportation, changing neighbourhood design to encourage walking, and changes to the supply, pricing and availability of foods.
ACCESSION #
22737045

 

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