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Geographies of obesity: environmental understandings of the obesity epidemic

Citation

Pearce, Jamie & Witten, Karen (2010). Geographies of obesity: environmental understandings of the obesity epidemic. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Abstract

Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. This study assembles the evidence for a geographical explanation of this trend, examining the ways in which environment and living conditions promote an imbalance of energy intake over energy expenditure.

URL

http://books.google.com/books?id=odX_G6mzK1YC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Reference Type

Book

Year Published

2010

Series Title

Geographies of Health

Author(s)

Pearce, Jamie
Witten, Karen