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Obesity in man being the proceedings of a symposium of theEuropean Nutrition Conference organized by the Nutrition Society held at Churchill College, Cambridge, on 11th July 1973 by European Nutrition Conference (1973 Cambridge)

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Published by Nutrition Society in [London] .
Written in English


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Reprinted without repagination from The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Vol.32, 1973 pages 169 to 204.

Other titlesThe Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
Statementedited by Joan M. L. Stephen and D. J. Naismith.
SeriesNutrition Society symposia reprint series -- no.6
ContributionsStephen, J. M. L., Naismith, D. J., Nutrition Society.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14133779M

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Energy balance and obesity in man. Amsterdam ; New York: Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press ; New York: Sole distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada Elsevier North-Holland, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J S Garrow. This comprehensive book examines the causes and effects of obesity, both on the human body as well as society as a whole. The significance obesity plays in the development of a variety of lethal and non-lethal diseases is discussed, and the prevention and treatment of obesity is . It is clear from the preceding chapters that tremendous strides have been made in addressing the obesity epidemic, given the sheer amount of attention to the problem and the number and coherence of efforts to address the epidemic and bolster the scientific underpinnings and policy basis for taking action. Evidence of the stabilization of obesity prevalence in at least some Author: Nutrition Board, Dan Glickman, Lynn Parker, Leslie J. Sim, Heather Del Valle Cook, Emily Ann Miller.   We encourage the use of person-first language (e.g., “adults with obesity” or “20% of children ages have obesity” and not “obese adults” nor “20% of children are obese”) when discussing topics like obesity and other chronic diseases, as well as respectful images. The Obesity Action Coalition has more information – please.