Institute of Medicine Report Released: Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention

23 February 2012

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report
Released: February 23, 2012

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. The physical environments and the kinds of foods available where people live and work, the marketing and media messages they receive, and the public policies that govern their lives all play a major role in their diets and physical activity levels. Researchers and policy makers are eager to identify improved measures of environmental and policy factors that contribute to obesity prevention.

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