Obesity: the emerging cost of economic prosperity

Anand, Sonia S.
October 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/24/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 9, p1081
Academic Journal
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.


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