Obesity: Epidemiology of

M. Lazo, U. Bilal

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This article will provide a summary of the epidemiology of obesity worldwide. In particular, methods to define and measure obesity will be briefly discussed. An overview of the burden of obesity and its complications will be briefly mentioned. A comparison of the causes of obesity among individuals and of the epidemic of obesity is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123849533
ISBN (Print)9780123849472
StatePublished - Sep 14 2015


  • Body mass index
  • Complex systems
  • Epidemiology
  • Obesity
  • Obesity complications
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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