Chapter 2. Epidemiology

  1. Colin Waine OBE, FRCGP, FRCPath Director of Health Programmes and Primary Care Development

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760185.ch2

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care

How to Cite

Waine, C. (2002) Epidemiology, in Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760185.ch2

Author Information

  1. Sunderland Health Authority, Sunderland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632065141

Online ISBN: 9780470760185

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Keywords:

  • epidemiology;
  • international obesity task force;
  • vascular disorders;
  • hyperinsulinaemia;
  • dyslipidaemia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition, Classification and Identification

  • Importance of Fat Distribution

  • Prevalence

  • Comorbid Conditions