The ineffectiveness and unintended consequences of the public health war on obesity.

  title={The ineffectiveness and unintended consequences of the public health war on obesity.},
  author={X. Ramos Salas},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={106 2},
  • X. Ramos Salas
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
  • The public health war on obesity has had little impact on obesity prevalence and has resulted in unintended consequences. Its ineffectiveness has been attributed to: 1) heavy focus on individual-based approaches and lack of scaled-up socio-environmental policies and programs, 2) modest effects of interventions in reducing and preventing obesity at the population level, and 3) inappropriate focus on weight rather than health. An unintended consequence of these policies and programs is excessive… CONTINUE READING
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