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Overweight and obesity is now a serious health issue and Australia is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The prevalence of obesity in Australia has more than doubled over the past 20 years. 

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There are eleven titles in Obesity: Modern-day epidemic series, and this would be a good place to start.

Other books you may care to look at include:

  • ABC. Health and wellbeing - Obesity
  • Fast food edited by Justin Healey. Volume 343 from the Issues in Society series
  • Nutrition sense: counting calories, figuring out fats, and eating balanced meals. From the Library of Nutrition series
  • Obesity and overweight edited by Justin Healey. Volume 480 from the Issues in Society series
  • That sugar book: the book that will change the way you think about 'healthy' food by Damon Gameau
  • Sweet poison: why sugar makes us fat by David Gillespie


Reference resources

On our shelves:

General reference:

  • World Book Encyclopedia

Subject encyclopedia:


Issues in Society : Digital editions



Audio Visual resources




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