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A health disparities perspective on obesity research.

Braveman, Paula (2009) A health disparities perspective on obesity research. Preventing chronic disease, 6 (3). A91. ISSN 1545-1151

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    Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic disease and can decrease longevity, quality of life, and economic productivity. Compelling ethical, human rights, and practical reasons exist for addressing social disparities in obesity, which requires systematically applying a disparities perspective to obesity research and relevant policy. A disparities perspective guides us to consider multiple dimensions and levels of social advantage and disadvantage and how those advantages and disadvantages produce disparities in obesity and its consequences.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Health > Disparities
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
    Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Centers for Disease Control
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    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:24
    Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 11:24
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3776

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