Obesity: Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge

Editor: World Bank Group
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: World Bank

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-46-481491-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
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The global obesity epidemic presents a formidable challenge to human capital acquisition, national wealth accumulation, and the goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. This book delves into interventions necessary to combat the obesity epidemic and its effect on human capital.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1: Why This Report Now? - Meera Shekar
  • Chapter 2: Prevalence and Trends - Julia Dayton Eberwein, Vanessa Oddo, Jonathan Kweku Akuoku, Kyoko Shibata Okamura, Barry Popkin, and Meera Shekar
  • Chapter 3: Health and Economic Impacts of Overweight/Obesity - Pia Schneider, Barry Popkin, Meera Shekar, Julia Dayton Eberwein, Charlotte Block, and Kyoko Shibata Okamura
  • Chapter 4: Factors Affecting Overweight/Obesity Prevalence - Barry Popkin, Julia Dayton Eberwein, and Kyoko Shibata Okamura
  • Chapter 5: Addressing Overweight/Obesity: Lessons for Future Actions - Barry Popkin, Pia Schneider, and Meera Shekar
  • Chapter 6: Business Unusual: How Can Development Partners Support Countries to Fight Obesity? - Meera Shekar and Anne Marie Provo