Fat Matters: From Sociology to Science

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Gina Tsichlia, Dr Alex Johnstone
M&K Update Ltd, 2010 - Body image - 130 pages
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In a consumerist society obsessed with body image and thinness, obesity levels have reached an all-time high. This multi-faceted book written by a range of experts, explores the social, cultural, clinical and psychological factors that lie behind the OCyObesity EpidemicOCO. It is required reading for the many healthcare professionals dealing with the effects of obesity and for anyone who wants to know more about the causes of weight gain and the best ways of dealing with it.Fat Matters covers a range of issues from sociology through medicine to technology. This is not a book for the highly specialised expert. Rather it is a book that shows the diversity of approaches to the phenomenon of obesity, tailored to the reader who wants to be up-to-date and well-informed on a subject that is possibly as frequently discussed and as misunderstood as the weather."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Body image and obesity
5
Chapter 2 Social determinants of obesity
13
Chapter 3 Assessing fatness
23
Prevention and treatment
39
weight management treatment and prevention
51
Myths and reality
67
A lifelong struggle with weight
85
Chapter 8 The patient and the epert working together in weight management
93
Chapter 9 Physical inactivity appetite regulation and obesity
105
Chpater 10 Obesity a psychological condition?
115
Index
129

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