Prevention (magazine)

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Michelle Obama on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Prevention
Editor Barbara O'Dair
Format Digest
Total circulation
Founder J. I. Rodale
Year founded 1950
Company Rodale
Country USA
Based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Language English
ISSN 0032-8006

Prevention is an American healthy lifestyle magazine, started in 1950,[2] and published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The range of subjects includes food, nutrition, workouts, beauty, and cooking. It was founded by J. I. Rodale and is currently led by Editorial Director Anne Alexander. It is one of the largest magazines in the world,[citation needed] with a circulation of 2 million editions around the world, and over 10,000,000 readers a month.[citation needed] The last edition of the Australian version of Prevention was published in December 2016.[3]

Editor-in-Chief timeline[edit]

  • J. I. Rodale (1950–1971)
  • Robert Rodale (1971–1990)
  • Mark Bricklin (1991–1997)
  • Anne Alexander (1997–2000)
  • Elizabeth Crow (2001–2002)
  • Rosemary Ellis (2003–2006)
  • Liz Vaccariello (2006–2010)
  • Diane Salvatore (2010–2012)
  • Anne Alexander (2012–2014)
  • Bruce Kelley (2014–2015)
  • Barbara O'Dair (2016–present)


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. December 31, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Miranda Ward (August 22, 2016). "Pacific Magazines ceases publication of Prevention, Dec/Jan issue to be its last". Mumbrella. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 

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