Obesity: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 323 pages
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In this timely and revealing handbook, two of the foremost experts on obesity provide an up-to-date, scientifically accurate, yet accessible study of our current understanding of the causes, consequences, and most effective responses to this persistent health threat.

"Obesity: A Reference Handbook" helps readers unravel the connections between obesity, genetics, and the environmental and behavioral factors that might exacerbate the condition. It brings together the latest findings from a wide range of recent studies, including those aimed at defining obesity, analyzing diets, and evaluating medication and surgical treatments. The handbook also explores the economic and social ramifications of obesity, covering issues such as weight discrimination and the complex question of how to determine responsibility for prevention and treatment. Readers will also encounter the researchers, businesses, activists, and government agencies working to alleviate obesity in the United States and worldwide.

 

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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)

Judith Stern is Distinguished Professor at the University of California Davis, Davis, CA. She is cofounder of the American Obesity Association and served on the National Institutes of Health Obesity Task Force.

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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