The obesity epidemic in the occupational health context

Ellekilde Bonde, Jens Peter; Vlikari-Juntura, Eira
May 2013
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health;May2013, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p217
Academic Journal
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various articles within the issue on topics including prevalence of obesity, psychosocial factors contributing obesity and the risk factors of weight gaining.


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