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Obesity: balanced diets and treatment
Obesity: balanced diets and treatment

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This course was first published in 2005. Some minor updates were made in January 2020.

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Course image: Christian Schnettelker in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence.

Figure 1 Open Government Licence. Public Health England in association with the Welsh Government, Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland. Reproduced under the terms of the OGL, © Crown Copyright

Figure 2 Alberts, B., Bray, D., Lewis, J., Raff, M. Roberts, K. and Watson, J.D. (1994) Molecular Biology of the Cell, Garland Publishing Inc.;

Figure 4 Mauro Jermariello/Science Photo Library;

Figure 5 Bender, D.A. (1993) An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Taylor and Francis;

Figure 6 Prentice, A.M. and Jebb, S.A. (2003) Fast foods, energy density and obesity, Obesity Reviews, 4, Copyright © The International Association for the Study of Obesity;

Figure 7 Ozanne, S.E. and Hales, C.N. (2002) Early programming of glucose-insulin metabolism, Elsevier Science Ltd.;

Figure 9 Wang, G-J et al. (2001) Brain dopamine and obesity, The lancet, 357, Elsevier Science Ltd.;

Figurae 10 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, USA;

Figure 12 Courtesy of Caroline Pond, The Open University.

British Nutrition Foundation, concept for the balance of Good Health Model, copyright Food Standards Agency

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