Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge

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Manuel Peña, Jorge Bacallao
Pan American Health Org, 2000 - Caribbean Area - 124 pages
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Obesity and overweight have been under estimated as public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean and both conditions are on the rise in the region. This book is a review of the prevalence of the problem and the medium and long term adverse effects of the conditions and the implications for planning public health actions.
 

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Contents

Socioanthropological Aspects of Obesity in Poverty
11
Albert J Stunkard
29
Cecilia Albala and Fernando Vío
51
Carmen Porrata Arturo RodríguezOjea and Santa Jiménez
67
Epidemiologic
95
Obesity in Adolescence
117
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