The "Dynamic Epidemiology" of Obesity: Knowledge to Help Improve Our Ability to Manage the Condition

Jonas, Steven
July 2004
AMAA Journal;Summer2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p5
Academic Journal
Provides epidemiologic information on obesity. Definitions of overweight and obesity; Hypotheses on the natural history of obesity; Discussion of weight management.


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