Obesity, Business and Public Policy

Obesity, Business and Public Policy

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The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health effects of obesity or the role of the 'right' diet.... Eleven percent of American children under 18 were obese at baseline (1988a€“ 94), with the target of 5 percent in 2010. ... Well-intended commitments to exercise programs represent another, though less common, approach to weight loss andanbsp;...

Title:Obesity, Business and Public Policy
Author:Z. J. Acs, Kenneth R. Stanton
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2010-01-01


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