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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 894: Obesity ; Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic

By Who Consultation On Obesity

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 894: Obesity ; Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic  
Author: Who Consultation On Obesity
Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization


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On Obesity, W. C. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 894. Retrieved from

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The WHO Consultation on Obesity met in Geneva from 3 to 5 June 1997. Dr F.S. Antezana, Deputy-Director General ad interim, opened the meeting on behalf of the Director-General. This consultation was the culmination of a two-year preparatory process, involving more than 100 experts worldwide, undertaken in close collaboration with the Rowett Research Institute (a WHO collaborating centre for nutrition) in Aberdeen, Scotland, and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) chaired by Professor Philip James, Director of the Rowett Research Institute.

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1. lntroduction 1.1 Structure of the report 1.2 Themes of the report Part I The problem of overweight and obesity 2. Defining the problem 2.1 lntroduction 2.2 Why classify overweight and obesity? 2.3 Body mass index 2.3.1 Use of other cut-off points in the classification of obesity 2.3.2 Variation in the relationship between BMI and body fatness 2.3.3 Use of BMI to classify obesity 2.4 Waist circumference and waist : hip ratio 2.5 Additional tools for the assessment of obesity 2.6 Classifying obesity in childhood 2.6.1 Use of growth charts 2.6.2 International childhood reference population 2.6.3 BMI-for-age reference curves References 3. Global prevalence and secular trends in obesity 3.1 lntroduction 3.2 A note of caution 3.3 The WHO MONICA project 3.4 African Region 3.4.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.4.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.5 Region of the Americas 3.5.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.5.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.6 South-East Asia Region 3.6.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.6.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.7 European Region 3.7.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.7.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.8 Eastern Mediterranean Region 3.8.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.8.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.9 Western Pacific Region 3.9.1 Secular trends in obesity 3.9.2 Current prevalence of obesity 3.10 Body mass index distribution in adult populations 3.1 1 Obesity during childhood and adolescence References


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