BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1284
  1. Alex Vass, editorial registrar (
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom has one of the fastest growing rates of obesity in Europe. One in five adults is now classified as obese. More and more evidence points to the cause being a complex mix of genetic and environmental factors. Four books, each with a different style and aimed at a different audience, should make managing obesity a little easier.

    • Obesity and Overweight Matters in Primary Care (R Chambers, G Wakely, Radcliffe Medical Press, £14.95, pp 178, ISBN 1 85775 514 6) gives …

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