Obesogenic environments: exploring the built and food environments.

  title={Obesogenic environments: exploring the built and food environments.},
  author={Amelia A Lake and Tim G Townshend},
  journal={The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  volume={126 6},
Obesity is a significant health and social problem which has reached pandemic levels. The obesogenicity of an environment has been defined as 'the sum of influences that the surroundings, opportunities, or conditions of life have on promoting obesity in individuals or populations'. Prevention and treatment of obesity has focused on pharmacological, educational and behavioural interventions, with limited overall success. A novel and a longer-term approach would be to investigate the environments… CONTINUE READING

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