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Author Sassi, F

Title Obesity and the economics of prevention : fit not fat / Franco Sassi

Publ Info Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, 2010
 CCRI-Lincoln  RA645 .O23 S27 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  RA645.O23 S27 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Contents Introduction : obesity and the economics of prevention -- Promoting health and fighting chronic diseases : what impact on the economy? / Marc Suhrcke -- Obesity : past and projected future trends -- The social dimensions of obesity -- The size and risks of the international epidemic of child obesity / Tim Lobstein -- How does obesity spread? -- Are health behaviors driven by information? / Donald Kenkel -- Tackling obesity : the roles of governments and markets -- Community interventions for the prevention of obesity / Francesco Branca -- The impact of interventions -- Regulation of food advertising to children : the UK experience / Jonathan Porter -- The case for self-regulation in food advertising / Stephan Loerke -- Information, incentives and choice : a viable approach to preventing obesity
Note "Also published by OECD Publishing"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
LC subject Obesity -- Economic aspects
Obesity -- Prevention
Add Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ISBN 9780857931719 (pbk.)
0857931717 (pbk.)
1849808600 (cased)