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Calls for Action on Obesity

The US Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity/

Includes press releases, the full report (pdf), and links to resources.



Call for action: preventing and managing the expansive and expensive obesity epidemic

http://www.cma.ca/cmaj/vol-160/issue-4/0503.htm

Discusses the prevalence of obesity, strategies for its prevention and management, its economic cost, the use of the Body Mass Index (BMI) for diagnosis, and the need for an obesity prevention and treatment network in Canada. Includes references.