TITLE

Obesity: Public Health Dilemma

AUTHOR(S)
Goldsmith, Connie
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Access;Mar2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the epidemic case of obesity as a public health problem in the U.S. Identification of the basic causes of overweight; Possible effects of obesity on the lifestyle of most Americans; Limitation of diet products and services; Availability of medications for weight control.
ACCESSION #
14190560

 

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