By Karen Witten, Jamie Pearce
Over the last twenty years, charges of grownup and formative years weight problems within the constructed global have risen sharply. by means of the yr 2000, sixty five% of the U.S. inhabitants have been obese, 30% of those overweight. while scientific remedy has tended to target person behavior of vitamin and workout, this technique does little to account for globally expanding degrees of weight problems, and the exterior, environmental components which may be dependable. This in-depth examine assembles the proof for a geographical clarification of present weight problems traits, and is the 1st paintings to check the ways that surroundings and residing stipulations advertise an imbalance of power consumption over strength expenditure. The e-book calls upon the services of geographers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, sociologists and public wellbeing and fitness researchers, leading to a huge, multidisciplinary research of this significant overall healthiness factor. hide picture designed by means of Georgia Witten-Sage.