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December 2021

Edited by Angela Golden

The rates of preobesity (overweight) and obesity are increasing worldwide.1 The World Health Organization shows that obesity rates have tripled since 1975. The data showed 1.9 BILLION adults with preobesity and 650 million adults with obesity worldwide. The cost to the global economy is staggering at 2 trillion dollars, as much as is spent on armed conflicts and smoking combined. In the United States, 70% of adults have preobesity or obesity. The World Health Organization has labeled this “globesity.

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A perfect source to consult for nurses in hospitals, private practice, ambulatory care centers, or in an academic setting, Nursing Clinics of North America provides answers to clinical questions, updates on the latest advances to improve patient outcomes, numerous clinical images, and patient care guidelines. Each issue in this quarterly series provides the latest diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as the critical information that allows nurses to care for patients and their families in a more effective manner.