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Obesity Epidemiology$
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Frank Hu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195312911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.001.0001

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Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity

Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity

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Obesity Epidemiology

Frank B. Hu

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly reviews evidence from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials regarding the effects of macronutrients on body weight. It then describes epidemiologic studies with respect to individual foods or beverages (including whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts, dairy products, coffee and caffeine, and alcoholic beverages). Finally, it discusses studies on overall eating patterns (including fast-food habits and skipping breakfast) and dietary energy density in relation to body weight.

Keywords:   obesity research, body weight, dietary assessment, epidemiologic studies, eating habits

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