4. The Epidemiology of Obesity

  1. Mario Mancini MD Emeritus Professor of Medicine2,
  2. José M. Ordovas PhD Senior Scientist Director3,
  3. Gabriele Riccardi MD Professor2,
  4. Paolo Rubba MD Professor of Medicine2 and
  5. Pasquale Strazzullo MD Professor of Medicine2
  1. W. Philip T. James MD, DSC Honorary Professor of Nutrition and
  2. Rachel Leach MD, DSC Policy Officer

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318456.ch4

Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

How to Cite

James, W. P. T. and Leach, R. (2011) The Epidemiology of Obesity, in Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease (eds M. Mancini, J. M. Ordovas, G. Riccardi, P. Rubba and P. Strazzullo), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318456.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, International Obesity TaskForce, IASO, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182768

Online ISBN: 9781444318456

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Keywords:

  • The IOTF then developed BMI reference values;
  • Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Overweight and Obesity;
  • Abdominal Obesity and Early Programming of Disease Sensitivity to Weight Gain;
  • ‘metabolic syndrome’;
  • Nutritional and Physical Activity Determinants of Weight Gain;
  • Physical Inactivity and Compensatory Obesity;
  • Micronutrient Deficiencies;
  • A Public Health Response to the Obesity Epidemic;
  • Dietary Change and Its Basis;
  • Health Education Ineffective without Enabling, Incentivising, or Regulating Change

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Children's BMIs

  • Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Overweight and Obesity

  • Abdominal Obesity and Early Programming of Disease Sensitivity to Weight Gain

  • Nutritional and Physical Activity Determinants of Weight Gain

  • Physical Inactivity and Compensatory Obesity

  • A Public Health Response to the Obesity Epidemic

  • Selected References