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Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9241208945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease. With these problems in mind, the report aims to help policy-makers introduce strategies for prevention and management that have the greatest chance of success. The importance of prevention as the most sensible strategy in developing countries, where obesity coexists with undernutrition, is repeatedly emphasized. Recommended lines of action, which reflect the consensus reached by 25 leading authorities, are based on a critical review of current scientific knowledge about the causes of obesity in both individuals and populations. While all causes are considered, major attention is given to behavioural and societal changes that have increased the energy density of diets, overwhelmed sophisticated regulatory systems that control appetite and maintain energy balance, and reduced physical activity. Specific topics discussed range from the importance of fat content in the food supply as a cause of population-wide obesity, through misconceptions about obesity held by both the medical profession and the public, to strategies for dealing with the alarming prevalence of obesity in children. The report has eleven chapters presented in five parts. Part one, which assesses the magnitude of the problem, explains the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, considers the importance of fat distribution, and provides an overview of trends in all regions of the world, concluding that obesity is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Chapters in part two evaluate the true costs of obesity in terms of physical and mental ill health, and the human and financial resources diverted to deal with these problems. Specific health consequences discussed include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other noncommunicable diseases, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, debilitating health problems, and psychological problems. The health benefits and risks of weight loss are also assessed. Part three draws on the latest research findings to consider specific factors involved in the development of overweight and obesity. Discussion centres on factors, such as high intakes of fat, that may disrupt normal physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, and the role of dietary factors and levels of physical activity. In terms of opportunities for prevention, particular attention is given to the multitude of environmental and societal forces that adversely affect food intake and physical activity and may thus overwhelm the physiological regulatory systems that keep weight stable in the long term. The possible role of genetic and biological susceptibility is also briefly considered. Against this background, the fourth and most extensive part maps out strategies for prevention and management at both the population and individual levels. Separate chapters address the need to develop population-based strategies that tackle the environmental and societal factors implicated in the development of obesity, and compare the effectiveness of current options for managing overweight or obese individuals. Specific strategies discussed include dietary management, physical activity and exercise programmes, behaviour modification, drug treatment, and gastric surgery. While noting striking recent progress in the development of drug treatments, the report concludes that gastric surgery continues to show the best long-term success in treating the severely obese. The final part sets out key conclusions and recommendations for responding to the global obesity epidemic and identifies priority areas where more research is urgently needed. "... the volume is clearly written, and carries a wealth of summary information that is likely to be invaluable for anyone interested in the public health aspects of obesity and fatness, be they students, practitioner or researcher." - Journal of Biosocial Science

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Gareth Williams,Gema Fruhbeck
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-07-08
ISBN : 047071221X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive textbook addresses one of the major public health concerns of our era – obesity. Clearly and simply, Obesity: science to practice provides a balanced, coherent account of obesity: how to define and measure it, its epidemiology, the physiological basis, associated diseases, how to assess, manage and treat it, and also strategies for prevention. The book is generously illustrated, including graphs and flow charts for easy reference. The chapters cite key references so that interested readers may pursue a given topic in more detail. Well presented and thoroughly edited by one of the leading experts in the field, this is the textbook of choice for anyone working in obesity.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

Confronting Childhood Obesity Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Children and Families
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much of the research on obesity has been designed to explore its relationship to the behavior of overeating. Although a number of physiological, societal, cultural and family background variables have been detailed, researchers have sought an approach that does not rely heavily on these considerations. Most weight reduction programs fail to recognize and concentrate on empirically demonstrated differences between obese and normal subjects. Researchers have shown that obese subjects seem to be more sensitive to external than internal stimuli. A behavioral approach to weight reduction that emphasizes and uses these external stimuli was hypothesized to be the treatment of choice. A Self-Modification program was designed to maximize the use of external stimuli. An Aversion Therapy approach that utilized electrostimulation was the alternative treatment procedure. The two treatment procedures were compared with a Control approach. Each of the two treatment approaches and the Control approach consisted of twelve subjects.

Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States 2007 2010

Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States  2007 2010 Book
Author : Tala H. I. Fakhouri
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using School Wellness Plans to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Using School Wellness Plans to Help Fight Childhood Obesity Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Ross Andersen
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780736003285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world, this reference provides practitioners with insight into integrating physical activity, nutrition, psychology, and medicine to help obese patients manage their weight.

Obesity Bariatric Medicine

Obesity   Bariatric Medicine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity in Canada

Obesity in Canada Book
Author : Jenny Ellison,Deborah McPhail,Wendy Mitchinson
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1442628545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity in Canada takes a broader, critical perspective of our supposed obesity epidemic

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Robert H. Eckel
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780781728447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by an international group of leading experts on obesity and related disorders, this volume is the first to address the clinical aspects of obesity. The contributors review the latest clinically relevant findings on the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity, examine the full spectrum of comorbid conditions and complications, and discuss the role of drugs, behavioral interventions, exercise, and surgery in treatment of obesity. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

The Obesity Myth

The Obesity Myth Book
Author : Paul F. Campos
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781592400669
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An exploration of America's self-defeating war on obesity argues against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explains why dieting is bad for the health and how the media misinform the public.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Kathleen Y. Wolin,Jennifer M. Petrelli
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0313352755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An overview written for general readers of the history, prevention, treatment, causes, and consequences of obesity. * The work is combines materials from history, epidemiology, behavioral science, surgery, pharmacology, economics, and policy * Includes a glossary of key terms related to the study of obesity

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Evelyn B. Kelly
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780313334603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is obesity an illness? What is the connection between weight and genetics? These and other issues are explored in this balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding obesity and its import in healthcare. This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides everything a student requires to understand the issues surrounding obesity, at the same time offering a springboard for further research into the issue. Obesity is organized to provide researchers with easy access to the information they need: BL Section 1 provides an overview of the background information needed to understand the issues and controversies surrounding obesity. These include the physiology of obesity and the business of the diet industry BL Section 2 offers capsule examinations of the contemporary issues and debates that provoke the most heated disagreements and misunderstandings, such as whether obesity is an illness and the connection between weight and genetics BL Section 3 offers reference material on obesity. There are primary-source documents from important players, a timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of useful print and electronic resources.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : George L. Blackburn,Beatrice Stefannie Kanders
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780412984617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume explores basic and advanced aspects of our understanding of and current treatment for obesity. Contributors provide a multidisciplinary overview of this disease and offer practical guidance on state-of-the-art methods of assessment and treatment.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Alexandra A. Brewis
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780813548906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world now filled with more people who are overweight than underweight, public health and medical perspectives paint obesity as a catastrophic epidemic that threatens to overwhelm health systems and undermine life expectancies globally. In many societies, being obese also creates profound personal suffering because it is so culturally stigmatized. Yet despite loud messages about the health and social costs of being obese, weight gain is a seemingly universal aspect of the modern human condition. Grounded in a holistic anthropological approach and using a range of ethnographic and ecological case studies, Obesity shows that the human tendency to become and stay fat makes perfect sense in terms of evolved human inclinations and the physical and social realities of modern life. Drawing on her own fieldwork in the rural United States, Mexico, and the Pacific Islands over the last two decades, Alexandra A. Brewis addresses such critical questions as why obesity is defined as a problem and why some groups are so much more at risk than others. She suggests innovative ways that anthropology and other social sciences can use community-based research to address the serious public health and social justice concerns provoked by the global spread of obesity.

Eating Disorders and Obesity

Eating Disorders and Obesity Book
Author : Christopher G. Fairburn,Kelly D. Brownell
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2005-07-01
ISBN : 1593852363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique handbook presents and integrates virtually all that is currently known about eating disorders and obesity in one authoritative, accessible, and eminently practical volume. From leading international authorities, 112 concise chapters encapsulate the latest information on all pertinent topics, from biological, psychological, and social processes associated with risk, to clinical methods for assessment and intervention. The contents are organized to highlight areas of overlap between lines of research that often remain disparate. Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter replace extended references and enhance the practical value and readability of the volume.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Judith S. Stern,Alexandra Kazaks
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1598841955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes biographical sketches, a glossary and references all relating to obesity and its treatment.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Terry Allan Hicks
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2008-09
ISBN : 9780761429111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Provides comprehensive information on the causes, treatment, and history of obesity"--Provided by publisher.

New Prescription for Childhood Obesity

New Prescription for Childhood Obesity Book
Author : Billy C. Johnson
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2008-01
ISBN : 0595453430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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About one in three American children is either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is a crisis robbing youth of health and energy, and even causing children to die prematurely. Obesity among children, which is likely to carry over to adulthood, is also linked to a greater risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, early heart disease, and high blood pressure. New Prescription for Childhood Obesity provides an innovative approach to fighting childhood obesity. The traditional method for weight loss and fat reduction has been to eat less and exercise more, but this does not work over the long haul. To lose weight and keep it off requires addressing the root cause of the problem: insulin resistance and the low-grade silent inflammation that is triggered by many factors, including foods and environmental causes such as pesticides, industrial pollutants, and toxins. Now parents have an opportunity to change their child's eating and physical activity habits even before a weight problem develops. Complete with recipes to get you on the right track, this essential guide provides specific and simple strategies, techniques, and skills that will enable children to eat the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting.