Preface. Developing an approach to addressing the obesity epidemic.

@article{Rodden2009PrefaceDA,
  title={Preface. Developing an approach to addressing the obesity epidemic.},
  author={Ann M Rodden and Vanessa Diaz},
  journal={Primary care},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={xv-xvii}
}
The obesity epidemic continues to plague the United States with no end in sight, leading to poor health outcomes and increased health care costs. Poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles are major factors that influence the development of obesity. Of course, other factors (such as genetics, medical conditions, and medications themselves) can also contribute to the problem. It is not just the mass effect from the actual weight a person has on him or her that is concerning but also the… CONTINUE READING

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