November 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief
Dear AJPM  reader,

As we approach the end of the year, holiday weight gain becomes a seasonal issue for many of us. While holiday-related weight increase may be temporary, it nonetheless highlights the dynamic relationship between social and environmental factors and the impact on individual BMI. Our November issue features a highly informative selection of articles on obesity, which collectively explore connections between weight and lifestyle, the built environment, diet, and mental health:

We hope you enjoy AJPM over this holiday season.

Yours in prevention and health,

Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Editor's Choice
This study of U.S. trends in firearm manufacturing reveals a shift toward purchases of more-lethal weapons, which must be addressed in developing successful gun-related violence prevention strategies.

Spotlight Article
Preemption refers to federal or state government restriction or elimination of local laws. This Current Issues article explores whether historical and legal precedents exist for federal preemption of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in states and municipalities .

American Diabetes Month
Public Health and Spending
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