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Assessing the options for local government to use legal approaches to combat obesity in the UK: putting theory into practice.

Abstract:

The law is recognized as a powerful tool to address some of the structural determinants of chronic disease, including 'obesogenic' environments which are a major factor in the increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide. However, it is often local - as opposed to national - government that has responsibility for an environment, including the built environment, and their role in reducing obesity using law remains relatively unexplored. With the English government shifting emphasis for improveme...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume:
12
Issue:
8
Pages:
660-667
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
URN:
uuid:05a5b3f5-fafb-4536-8dbf-2a3bf93fbce5
Source identifiers:
170353
Local pid:
pubs:170353

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