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Symposium 1: Overnutrition: consequences and solutions. Foresight Report: the obesity challenge ahead.
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PMID:  19954564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Successfully tackling obesity is a long-term commitment. Current levels of obesity in the population have been >/=30 years in the making. Not only will this position take time to reverse but there will be a considerable time lag before health and economic benefits are achieved through reductions in the morbidity from obesity-related diseases. There is clear evidence that policies aimed only at individuals will be inadequate and that increasing small-scale interventions will not suffice. Major action to prevent excess weight gain at a population level is required. The Foresight Report has confirmed that a 'whole system' approach is critical. This approach will require a broad portfolio of integrated policy responses including both national and local measures. This strategy requires action by government, both central and local, industry and communities and by families and the societies in which they live.
Peter Kopelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1475-2719     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc Nutr Soc     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-26     Completed Date:  2010-05-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505881     Medline TA:  Proc Nutr Soc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake
Great Britain / epidemiology
Health Policy
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Public Health*
Weight Gain*

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