Obesity: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 323 pages
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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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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
41
3 Worldwide Perspective
89
4 Chronology
125
5 Biographical Sketches
147
6 Data and Documents
187
7 Directory of Agencies Programs and Organizations
233
8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
269
Glossary
303
Index
309
About the Authors
323
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About the author (2009)

Alexandra Kazaks is a nutrition researcher at the University of California Davis, Davis, CA, and is a consultant for two national health organizations.

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