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Indiana's Obesity Epidemic Weighs Heavily on Policymakers

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Dustin E. Wright; Eric R. Wright; M. Susan Mills

Topic: Health (Diseases and disorders)

Keywords: Obesity

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana

Abstract:

This issue brief reviews the prevalence and consequences of obesity, discusses factors that contribute to obesity for the entire population and for specific groups, reviews some recent public health initiatives to combat this problem, and provides some thoughts for policymakers to consider.