Special Issue "Obesity and Public Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Rachel Huxley
The George Institute, Level 10, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
Website: http://www.thegeorgeinstitute.org/
E-Mail: rhuxley@george.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9993 4569
Fax: +61 2 9993 4501
Interests: Impact of major and modifiable lifestyle risk factors (e.g. obesity, smoking, diabetes etc) on CVD and cancer outcomes

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Peter Clifton
Division of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
E-Mail: peter.clifton@csiro.au
Phone: +08 8303 8826
Fax: +08 8303 8884
Interests: Impact of diet and obesity on CVD and type 2 diabetes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is clear that obesity is associated with increased health risks but exactly what proportion of deaths can be directly attributed to obesity is a contentious issue. Whether being overweight adversely affects health outcomes is also the subject of much debate. Another area of considerable debate is whether the obesity epidemic has flattened off in the Western world in countries including the USA, the UK and Australia whilst increasing in developing countries. These caveats aside obesity is a major public health issue but the appropriate responses are not clear and evidence is needed as to the benefits or otherwise of current and proposed public health strategies such as social marketing, banning of advertisements, taxes on high fat foods or subsidies on or provision of free fruit and vegetables and government support of exercise and gym programs.

Prof. Dr. Peter Clifton
Guest Editor

Dr. Rachel Huxley
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • obesity
  • epidemic
  • health costs
  • mortality
  • social marketing
  • government regulation

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p. 2800-2810
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(7), 2800-2810; doi:10.3390/ijerph7072800
Received: 14 May 2010; in revised form: 17 June 2010 / Accepted: 28 June 2010 / Published: 30 June 2010
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p. 2726-2744
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(6), 2726-2744; doi:10.3390/ijerph7062726
Received: 11 May 2010; in revised form: 5 June 2010 / Accepted: 8 June 2010 / Published: 23 June 2010
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p. 2290-2308
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2290-2308; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052290
Received: 25 January 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2010 / Accepted: 30 April 2010 / Published: 6 May 2010
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p. 2191-2207
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2191-2207; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052191
Received: 23 February 2010; in revised form: 27 April 2010 / Accepted: 28 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
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p. 2208-2221
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2208-2221; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052208
Received: 2 March 2010; in revised form: 25 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
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p. 1670-1680
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1670-1680; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041670
Received: 11 March 2010; in revised form: 8 April 2010 / Accepted: 9 April 2010 / Published: 13 April 2010
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p. 1500-1507
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1500-1507; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041500
Received: 2 February 2010; in revised form: 13 March 2010 / Accepted: 21 March 2010 / Published: 31 March 2010
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p. 765-783
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 765-783; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030765
Received: 25 January 2010; Accepted: 25 February 2010 / Published: 26 February 2010
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p. 460-472
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 460-472; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020460
Received: 15 December 2009; Accepted: 8 February 2010 / Published: 11 February 2010
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p. 2696-2711
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(10), 2696-2711; doi:10.3390/ijerph6102696
Received: 28 September 2009; Accepted: 3 October 2009 / Published: 20 October 2009
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