The Churchill Livingstone imprint of Elsevier first appeared in 1972 following the merger of the medical lists of J & A Churchill, E & S Livingstone and Longman.
John Churchill, the founder of J & A Churchill, opened his publishing house in London in 1728 with a list of medical books dating back to 1688.
Obesity and its linked morbidity and mortality is a significant public health challenge on a global scale and places a burden not only on the individual but also on society as a whole. This Mini-Guide presents key themes relating to this challenge, including the means of measuring obesity, the most recent prevalence and trends, the health consequences and causes of obesity along with approaches to counter obesity both at an individual and a population level.[ More... ]