This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.
2.RW Jeffery & NE Sherwood (2008) Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated? No. BMJ 336, 245.
3.P Basham & J Luik (2008) Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated? Yes. BMJ 336, 244.
4.S Allender & M Rayner (2007) The burden of overweight and obesity-related ill-health in the UK. Obes Rev 8, 467–473.
5.CL Ogden , SZ Yanovski , MD Carroll (2007) The epidemiology of obesity. Gastroenterology 132, 2087–2102.
6.L Li , R Hardy , D Kuh (2008) Child-to-adult body mass index and height trajectories: a comparison of 2 British birth cohorts. Am J Epidemiol 168, 1008–1015.
9.M Wadsworth , D Kuh , M Richards (2006) Cohort profile: the 1946 National Birth Cohort (MRC National Survey of Health and Development). Int J Epidemiol 35, 49–54.
10.C Power & J Elliott (2006) Cohort profile: 1958 British birth cohort (National Child Development Study). Int J Epidemiol 35, 34–41.
11.TJ Cole , MC Bellizzi , KM Flegal (2000) Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey. BMJ 320, 1240–1243.
12.TR Holford (1992) Analysing the temporal effects of age, period and cohort. Stat Methods Med Res 1, 317–337.
13.WS Cleveland (1979) Robust locally weighted regression and smoothing scatterplots. J Am Stat Assoc 74, 829–836.
14.H Bendixen , C Holst , TIA Sørensen (2004) Major increase in prevalence of overweight and obesity between 1987 and 2001 among Danish adults. Obes Res 12, 1464–1472.
16.KM Flegal , MD Carroll , RJ Kuczmarski (1998) Overweight and obesity in the United States: prevalence and trends, 1960–1994. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 22, 39–47.
18.M Lahti-Koski , E Vartiainen , S Mannisto (2000) Age, education and occupation as determinants of trends in body mass index in Finland from 1982 to 1997. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24, 1669–1676.
19.F Sassi , M Devaux , J Church (2009) Education and Obesity in Four OECD Countries. OECD Health Working Papers no. 46. Paris: OECD.
20.P Zaninotto , J Head , E Stamatakis (2009) Trends in obesity among adults in England from 1993 to 2004 by age and social class and projections of prevalence to 2012. J Epidemiol Community Health 63, 140–146.
23.C Ogden , M Carroll , L Curtin (2006) Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States 1999–2004. JAMA 295, 1549–1555.
24.M Charles , E Eschwege & A Basdevant (2008) Monitoring the obesity epidemic in France: the Obepi surveys 1997–2006. Obesity (Silver Spring) 16, 2182–2186.
25.A Cook & B Daponte (2008) A demographic analysis of the rise in the prevalence of the US population overweight and/or obese. Popul Res Policy Rev 27, 403–426.
26.C Berg , A Rosengren , G Lappas (2005) Trends in overweight and obesity from 1985 to 2002 in Goteborg, West Sweden. Int J Obes (Lond) 29, 916–924.
27.SG Leveille , CC Wee & LI Iezzoni (2005) Trends in obesity and arthritis among baby boomers and their predecessors 1971–2002. Am J Public Health 95, 1607–1612.
28.SL Reynolds & CL Himes (2007) Cohort differences in adult obesity in the United States 1982–2002. J Aging Health 19, 831–850.
29.M Lahti-Koski , P Jousilahti & P Pietinen (2001) Secular trends in body mass index by birth cohort in eastern Finland from 1972 to 1997. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25, 727–734.
31.D Kuh & Y Ben-Shlomo (editors) (2004) A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.