Fat Matters: From Sociology to Science
Gina Tsichlia, Dr Alex Johnstone
M&K Update Ltd, 2010 - Body image - 130 pages
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."
Body image and obesity
Chapter 2 Social determinants of obesity
Chapter 3 Assessing fatness
Prevention and treatment
weight management treatment and prevention
Myths and reality
A lifelong struggle with weight
Chapter 8 The patient and the epert working together in weight management
Chapter 9 Physical inactivity appetite regulation and obesity
Chpater 10 Obesity a psychological condition?
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