Mar 26, 2014
Given the high prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases and their enormous societal burden, every restaurant, including fast food outlets, should offer healthier meal options and discourage over-consumption.
Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. Unfortunately, obesity has more than doubled across the globe since 1980, according to the World Health Organization.
RAND Health studies the complex interplay of diet, exercise, genetics, medical conditions, and socioeconomic factors in this global public health problem, with a special focus on childhood obesity.
Last updated: August 2013