The increasing incidence of obesity in the UK has prompted a range of initiatives to raise awareness of the problem. In view of the well-known links between obesity and chronic disease, the focus is now on addressing the issue as part of patient care by advising adults and children on weight management and changes in diet and exercise.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Prof Nurse

Publication Date

03/2005

Volume

20

Pages

25 - 29

Keywords

Adult, Attitude to Health, Body Mass Index, Child, Diet, Reducing, Exercise, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Humans, Incidence, Life Style, Menu Planning, Motivation, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Obesity, Risk Assessment, United Kingdom, Waist-Hip Ratio, Weight Loss