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Commentary : Obesity - why governments must act

Swinburn, Boyd 2012, Commentary : Obesity - why governments must act, World nutrition, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. 307-325.

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Title Commentary : Obesity - why governments must act
Author(s) Swinburn, Boyd
Journal name World nutrition
Volume number 3
Issue number 7
Start page 307
End page 325
Total pages 19
Publisher World Public Health Nutrition Association
Place of publication Online
Publication date 2012-07
ISSN 2041-9775
Keyword(s) obesity
government
healthy eating
physical activity
legislation
Summary The commercial drivers of the obesity epidemic are so influential that obesity can be considered a robust sign of commercial success – consumers are buying more food, more cars, and more energy-saving machines (1). It is unlikely that these powerful economic forces will change sufficiently in response to consumer desires to eat less and move more, or to corporate desires to be more socially responsible. When the 'free market' creates substantial population detriments and health inequalities, government policies are needed to change the ground-rules in favour of population benefits.
Language eng
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052534

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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