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North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Since 1982, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) has been pursuing the study of obesity, which is defined as being overweight to the point that health is impaired. Weight-related conditions include diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, some ...

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