Is the Obesity Epidemic a Public Health Problem? A Review of Zoltan J. Acs and Alan Lyles's Obesity, Business and Public Policy
We review the recent but growing economic literature on the worldwide growth of obesity, relating the review to a recent anthology of articles— Obesity, Business and Public Policy . We discuss the competing explanations for the growth of obesity as well as the role of governments in attempting to limit it.
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Volume (Year): 46 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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