By Karen Witten,Jamie Pearce

ISBN-10: 0754676196

ISBN-13: 9780754676195

ISBN-10: 1138279277

ISBN-13: 9781138279278

during the last twenty years, premiums of grownup and early life weight problems within the built international have risen sharply. by means of the 12 months 2000, sixty five% of the U.S. inhabitants have been obese, 30% of those overweight. while clinical therapy has tended to target person behavior of vitamin and workout, this process does little to account for globally expanding degrees of weight problems, and the exterior, environmental components which may be liable. This in-depth research assembles the facts for a geographical clarification of present weight problems traits, and is the 1st paintings to ascertain the ways that atmosphere and residing stipulations advertise an imbalance of strength consumption over strength expenditure. The booklet calls upon the services of geographers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, sociologists and public well-being researchers, leading to a wide, multidisciplinary research of this significant health and wellbeing factor. hide photograph designed via Georgia Witten-Sage.

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