Encyclopedia of Obesity

Encyclopedia of Obesity

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qThis work, featuring a reading level appropriate for high school audiences and above, is recommended for academic and public libraries.q a€”Library Journal The Encyclopedia of Obesity is as much of a reference resource as it is a tool to raise awareness in the medical and public health communities. With almost 500 entries, these two volume summarize pertinent topics in obesity and related health conditions, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, and pharmaceuticals. The editor has chosen topics that capture the current climate of obesity research while still addressing and defining the core concepts related to this condition. Based on a theme of qMoving Forward in an Ever Expanding Worldq articles address topics for a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity, including recent lawsuits, new options for medical and dietary treatment, and the importance of prevention in children. Key Themes Am Biological or Genetic Contributors to Obesity Am Children and Obesity Am Dietary Interventions to Treat Obesity Am Disordered Eating and Obesity Am Environmental Contributors to Obesity Am Health Implications of Obesity Am Medical Treatments for Obesity Am New Research Frontiers on Obesity Am Obesity and Behavior Am Obesity and Ethnicity/Race Am Obesity as a Public Health Crisis Am Psychological Influences/Outcomes on Obesity Am Societal Influences/Outcomes on Obesity Am Women and Obesity Am Worldwide Prevalence of Obesity The Encyclopedia of Obesity is intended to serve as a general and nontechnical resource for biology, sociology, health studies, and other social science students, teachers, scholars, researchers, and anyone in the general public who wishes to understand the development of obesity as it prevails in the United States and worldwide.Most document excellent weight loss, acceptable complication rates and resolution of medical comorbidities. ... Some have suggested using different weight criteria for those under 18 years old. ... for 12 to 24 months, but the vast majority return to their prediet weight, and some even weigh more after a dietary program.

Title:Encyclopedia of Obesity
Author:Kathleen Keller
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2008-01-24


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