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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 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).
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|