Despite extensive public attention given to diet and exercise as effective countermeasures to obesity and obesity-related problems, there has been no significant reduction in obesity rates in the United States and throughout the world. The author provides a brief update on obesity, dietary and physical activity guidelines, potential contributing factors to behavioral change and the role that nurses have in advancing health promoting activities that can reduce the health risks associated with obesity.
Eanes L (2015) Obesity: A Persistent Global Health Problem. Int Arch Nurs Health Care 1:014. 10.23937/2469-5823/1510014
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