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Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the by Karen Witten,Jamie Pearce

By Karen Witten,Jamie Pearce

over the last 20 years, charges of grownup and adolescence weight problems within the constructed global have risen sharply. via the yr 2000, sixty five% of the USA inhabitants have been obese, 30% of those overweight. while scientific remedy has tended to target person behavior of nutrition and workout, this procedure does little to account for globally expanding degrees of weight problems, and the exterior, environmental components that could be accountable. This in-depth examine assembles the facts for a geographical rationalization of present weight problems traits, and is the 1st paintings to envision the ways that atmosphere and residing stipulations advertise an imbalance of strength consumption over strength expenditure. The publication calls upon the services of geographers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, sociologists and public future health researchers, leading to a large, multidisciplinary research of this crucial well-being factor. hide photograph designed by means of Georgia Witten-Sage.

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