Obesity Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 0195312910
ISBN-13: 9780195312911
Edition: 2008
Authors: Frank Hu
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Description: During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated thirty percent of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only fifteen percent were. The issue is gaining greater attention with the CDC and  More...

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated thirty percent of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only fifteen percent were. The issue is gaining greater attention with the CDC and with the public health world in general. This book will offer practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitable for graduate students and researchers in epidemiology, and public health practitioners with an interest in the issue. The book will be structured in four main sections, with the majority of chapters authored by Dr. Hu, and some authored by specialists in specific areas. The first section will consider issues surrounding the definition of obesity, measurement techniques, and the designs of epidemiologic studies. The second section will address the consequences of obesity, looking at epidemiologic studies that focus on cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, and cancer The third section will look at determinants obesity, reviewing a wide range of risk factors for obesity including diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, sleep disorders, psychosocial factors, physical environment, biochemical and genetic predictors, and intrauterine exposures. In the final section, the author will discuss the analytical issues and challenges for epidemiologic studies of obesity. This book will serve as a companion volume to Walter Willett's Nutritional Epidemiology as well as I-Min Lee's Physical Activity Epidemiology (under contract).

Study Designs and Measurements
Introduction to Obesity Epidemiology
Descriptive Epidemiology of Obesity Trends
Analytic Epidemiologic Designs in Obesity Research
Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence and Causal Inference in Obesity Research
Measurements of Adiposity and Body Composition
Dietary Assessment Methods
Physical Activity Measurements
Epidemiologic Studies of Consequences of Obesity
Metabolic Consequences of Obesity
Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
Obesity and Cancer
Obesity and Mortality
Obesity and Health-Related Quality of Life
Economic Costs of Obesity
Epidemiologic Studies of Determinants of Obesity
Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Obesity
Sleep Deprivation and Obesity
Social Determinants of Obesity
Metabolic and Hormonal Predictors of Obesity
Developmental Origins of Obesity
Predictors and Consequences of Childhood Obesity
Genetic Predictors of Obesity
Gene-Environment Interactions and Obesity
Index

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