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Obesity: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

854 Am J Psychiatry 157:6, June 2000 Reviews and Overviews Obesity: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know Michael J. Devlin, M.D. Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D. G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D. Objective: Obesity is a highly prevalent condition with significant health implications.

Obesity: Causes and Cures

Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, First, Middle): Nies, Mary, A. PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 05/01) Page Continuation Format Page Title: Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Cures/ Project 5 Investigators: Hugo Benitez-Silva, Debra Sabatini Dwyer, John Rizzo, Arthur Stone A. SPECIFIC AIMS The ...

A Public Health Policy Approach

12 PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS • JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2000 • VOLUME 115 O BESITY IN 1974, AN EDITORIAL IN The Lancetidentified obesity as "the most important nutritional disease in the affluent countries of the world," 1 yet a quarter century later, its prevalence has increased sharply among American ...


OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability.

Overweight and Obesity in Michigan: Surveillance Report Series

Michigan's CDC funded Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program is in the process of developing the "Overweight and Obesity in Michigan" surveillance report.

Adult Obesity

1 www http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr www http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns www http://www.cdc.gov/obesity $ Persons who are obese have medical costs that are $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Obesity in Philadelphia

Obesity in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Department of Public Health . 3/10/10 . Obesity has become a norm and a public health crisis in Philadelphia.

Understanding Adult Obesity

Understanding Adult Obesity Weight-control Information Network WIN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH "Obesity" specifically refers to an excessive amount of body fat.

Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss

page 1 F requently A sked q uestions U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.womenshealth.gov 1-800-994-9662 TDD: 1-888-220-5446 Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss page 1 Q: How many women in the United States are overweight or obese?


Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity Are Causing "Adult" Diseases in Children Because of the rising obesity rates, this may be the first generation of children who live shorter lives than their parents. 18 25% of children ages 5 to 10 years have a relatively high cholesterol, high blood pressure ...