Eating Behavior and Obesity

ISBN-10: 0826106218

ISBN-13: 9780826106216

Edition: 2011

Authors: Shahram Heshmat

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This introductory text examines dietary choices and obesity through a multidisciplinary lens of biological, psychoogical, and social factors. It integrates the basic concepts of behavioural economics to increase understanding of how individual choices can be integrated into preventative strategies.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Behavioral Economics and Eating Decisions
Explaining Eating Behavior
Some Basic Economic Concepts
An Economic Perspective on Eating Behavior
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Obesity
Decision Making Over Time
How We Make Decisions: The Role of Emotion
Food Addiction and Obesity
Overeating and Decision-Making Deficits
Why Dieters Relapse
Self-Control Strategies
Policy Implications and Conclusion
References
Index
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