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Book and Media Reviews
June 3, 2009

Obesity Epidemiology

JAMA. 2009;301(21):2272-2278. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.791

Obesity Epidemiology is a new text geared toward graduate students and junior investigators in public health and other relevant clinical areas that involve obesity research. It will likewise serve well as a reference for those more experienced in this field. A particular strength is the focus on modern, rigorous epidemiologic methods. The book focuses almost entirely on observational studies, primarily large cohort studies of obesity as an exposure or outcome. Less emphasis is placed on clinical randomized trials. Other available texts provide more coverage of these areas.