Obesity A Reference Handbook

ISBN-10: 1598841955

ISBN-13: 9781598841954

Edition: 2009

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This book provides an authoritative analysis of the effects obesity is having on the health, economic and social well-being of the United States, where nearly two-thirds of the adult population are rated obese. It helps to unravel the links between obesity, genetics and the environmental and behavioural aspects of the problem.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 323
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Background and History
Defining and Measuring Overweight and Obesity
Indirect Measuring Methods
Limitations and Shortcomings
Assessing Percentage of Body Fat
Direct Measuring Methods
Obesity Trends in the United States
Obesity as a National Health Problem
Why Are We Overweight?
Factors That Contribute to Obesity
Increased Energy Intake
Distorted Portion Sizes
Drinking More Calories
Conveniently Available Food
Physical Inactivity
Physical Activity and Short-term Weight Loss
Metabolic and Genetic Contributions
Can We Blame Obesity on Our Genes?
Ways Genes Contribute to Obesity
Consequences of Overweight and Obesity
Discrimination
Economic Consequences
We Live in an Obesogenic Environment
References
Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
Is Obesity a Disease?
Is Obesity an Epidemic?
Treatment of Obesity: Fighting the Battle of the Bulge
Diet Foods
Adequate Nutrition Labeling
Physical Activity
Behavioral Strategies for Responding to an Obesogenic Environment
Long-term Success
Medications
Red Flag Campaign
Dietary Fiber
Prescription Drugs
Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery
Other Invasive Treatments for Obesity
How Does the Health Care System Deal with Obesity?
Why Can't We Just Prevent Obesity?
Conclusions
References
Worldwide Perspective
Multinational Scope of Overweight and Obesity
The Weight Gap: Undernutrition Coexists with Obesity
Obesity Becoming More Common among Children
Childhood Weight Categories Not Clear
Changing Lifestyle and Economic Policies
Globalization of Food Production and Marketing
Move to Cities Reduces Physical Activity
Gender Effects on Obesity
Obesogenic Environment's Influence on Children
Global Health Risks Associated with Childhood Obesity
Managing Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Medical Treatment
Dietary Interventions
How to Choose the Best Diet for Children
Pharmacological Treatment
Surgical Treatment
Health Care Delivery Systems
Prevention
Coordinated Strategies for Childhood Obesity Prevention
Global Collaboration to Combat Childhood Obesity
Goals for Government, Schools, Media and Marketing, Parents, and Researchers
Conclusion
References
Chronology
References
Biographical Sketches
S. Daniel Abraham
David Allison
Arne Astrup
Robert C. Atkins
Richard L. Atkinson
George Blackburn
Steven N. Blair
Claude Bouchard
George A. Bray
Jane E. Brody
Kelly Brownell
Henry Buckwald
Paul F. Campos
William J. Clinton
Jenny Craig
William H. Dietz
Adam Drewnowski
Johanna Dwyer
Katherine M. Flegal
Jared Fogle
Jeffrey M. Friedman
M. R. C. Greenwood
Barbara Hansen
Marion M. Hetherington
James O. Hill
Hippocrates
Jules Hirsch
W. P. T. James
Robin B. Kanarek
Janet C. King
Ahmed Kissebah
C. Everett Koop
John Kral
Ray Kroc
Shiriki Kumanyika
Jack LaLanne
Antoine Lavoisier
Maimonides
Jean Mayer
Barbara J. Moore
Jean Nidetch
Dean Ornish
Xavier Pi-Sunyer
Nathan Pritikin
Barbara J. Rolls
Wim H. M. Saris
Ethan Allen Sims
Sachiko St. Jeor
Judith S. Stern
Albert J. Stunkard
Oprah Winfrey
Rena Wing
References
Data and Documents
Data
Documents
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report
"The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity"
Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research
References
Directory of Agencies, Programs, and Organizations
Government Agencies and National Programs and Initiatives
International Agencies and Organizations
Nonprofit, Professional, and Trade Organizations
References
Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
Books
Reference Works
Scientific Works
Popular Books
Reports
Guidelines
Journals and Magazines
Newsletters
Web Sites
General Web Sites
Interactive for General Population
Interactive for Children and Adolescents
Movies
Databases
Food and Nutrition Experts
Calculators and Counters
Glossary
Index
About the Authors
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