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Editorial Reviews of Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat

 

Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

The tide of the obesity epidemic is now reaching low- and middle-income countries with sizeable impact on health, welfare and development. The positive message of this book is that it can be successfully addressed by comprehensive strategies involving multiple interventions directed at individuals and populations. The 2008-2013 Action plan for the global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases,  and the strategy on diet, physical activity and health provide a road map for effective action.

 

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Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health 

 

Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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