Obesity: Causes, Mechanisms, Prevention, and Treatment

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Elliott M. Blass
Sinauer Associates, Jan 1, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 471 pages
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This work discusses the cause and mechanism underlying obesity. It also discusses the factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, including social, cultural, medical, developmental and political influences, on individuals and at group levels.

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ELLIOTT M. BLASS, Ed. received his Ph.D. [Psychology] from the University of Virginia, USA and his postdoctoral training [Zoology] from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University and Medical School, USA [Psychology and Psychiatry] for twenty years, during which time he was trained as a Psychiatry Resident. He taught for six years at Cornell [Psychology and Nutrition] and is now a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts, USA. Blass is also a Research Professor in Pediatrics at The Boston University School of Medicine, USA. His research interests have focused on feeding motivation, infant nutrition, motherā€“infant interactions, and obesity. He has served as a Johns Simon Guggenheim Research Fellow, a Fulbright Hayes Research Professor, and an NIMH Research Scientist.  

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