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The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life
Worldwide, healthy life expectancy can be increased by 5 to 10 years if governments and individuals work together to reduce major health risks in each Region. This report examines more than risks to health and identifies interventions that would reduce these risks, thereby increasing healthy life years. The risks to health include underweight, unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco, alcohol, unsafe water and sanitation, cholesterol, indoor smoke from solid fuels, iron deficiency and overweight.

Anthropometric Indicators of Obesity: Epidemiologic and Public Health Aspects of Their Development and Use
The author asserts that developing appropriate anthropometric indicators for obesity poses three critical questions: the objective of identifying obese or overweight people; the selection of an anthropometric indicators; and the selection of an optimum cutoff point for that indicator. (Chapter in "Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge," 2000; pp95100) (You can purchase this chapter)
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Obesity and Poverty: A New Public-Health Challenge
An up-to-date examination of the prevalence of obesity in Latin America and Caribbean and among the poor in developed countries. Scientific Publications,( PAHO, 2000)
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The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life

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The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life

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Newsletter: Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas

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