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Hot Topic: Obesity Epidemic: Obesity Epidemic

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To find materials on this topic in the Catalog and Article Databases, try the following terms:

  • Obesity epidemic
  • Obesity
  • Obesity United States
  • Obesity social aspects
  • Obesogenic
  • Overweight
  • Overweight persons
  • Childhood obesity
  • Obesity in children


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The best database to use depends on which aspect of the obesity epidemic you are researching. Start with CQ Researcher for an overview. Academic Search Complete is your best next step for general research. After that, use Sociological Abstracts if you are researching social and behavioral aspects. Consult the Health Sciences Databases such as CINAHL if you are researching the health aspects. Use Nexis Uni if you are interested in legal issues concerning obesity.

The Obesity Epidemic - short introductory video by the CDC

Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Running Time: (7:13) Release Date: 07/22/2011

"This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity."

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Madge Boldt, 02/14

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