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Encyclopedia of Obesity (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1412952387 / ISBN 13: 9781412952385
Edité par SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2008
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Obesity is a serious health issue and is a key discussion and research area in many disciplines from the social sciences and physical education to the health sciences. The Encyclopedia of Obesity is a comprehensive set containing nearly 500 entries that addresses the broad scope of the obesity epidemic, from molecular and genetic causes to the treatment of this disease at a large scale, public policy level. The editors have chosen topics that capture the current climate of obesity research, while still addressing and defining the core concepts related to this disease. Additionally, the majority of entries have been provided by experts from the medical and scientific research community. In many cases, entries are written by pioneering or premiere researchers in the topic at hand. This two-volume Encyclopedia provides a catalogue of entries from a variety of expert contributors from a vast array of disciplines, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, pharmaceuticals, and many others to summarize pertinent topics in obesity, and related health conditions. Scholars, educators, researchers, physicians, and the general public will be able to access this resource for current, factual details on topics related to this growing epidemic. This new encyclopedia will be the most reliable, accurate, and thorough resource for information about obesity. Moving Forward in an Ever Expanding World in this section Kathleen Keller addresses the topic of a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity. Covering recent lawsuits on fast food industries and airlines, discussing how these are telling of the decades to come. In addition, this text will look at the new frontiers on obesity treatment and research and the importance of prevention in children, and in studying obesity in a variety of ethnic groups and in developing countries. Benefits and Features This publication will serve as a general and non-technical resource for biology, sociology, health studies, and other social science students and educators who wish to understand the development of obesity as it prevails in the United States and worldwide. It will for the first time, allow scholars who are conducting research to access hundreds of topics related to obesity, all within a single text. The convenient organization of this text will assist readers most when they have a specific term they wish to investigate, however, for readers who do not know the specific search term, each article is cross-referenced with other article headings. Major themes that are addresses are as follows: the prevalence of obesity (worldwide and U.S.), gender and obesity, leading institutions that are dedicated to fighting obesity, food industries, biological and genetic contributors, environmental contributors, social influences and outcomes on obesity, psychological influences/outcomes of obesity, health implications of obesity, treatments for obesity (medical and dietary), disordered eating patterns, public health issues related to obesity, obesity and the brain, ethnicity and obesity, and new frontiers in obesity research. N° de réf. du libraire AAX9781412952385

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Titre : Encyclopedia of Obesity (Hardback)

Éditeur : SAGE Publications Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"This work, featuring a reading level appropriate for high school audiences and above, is recommended for academic and public libraries."
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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 "Moving Forward in an Ever Expanding World" 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

· Biological or Genetic Contributors to Obesity
· Children and Obesity
· Dietary Interventions to Treat Obesity
· Disordered Eating and Obesity
· Environmental Contributors to Obesity
· Health Implications of Obesity
· Medical Treatments for Obesity
· New Research Frontiers on Obesity
· Obesity and Behavior
· Obesity and Ethnicity/Race
· Obesity as a Public Health Crisis
· Psychological Influences/Outcomes on Obesity
· Societal Influences/Outcomes on Obesity
· Women and Obesity
· 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.

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Authoritative information on obesity, a growing worldwide health concern, is of great interest. With signed contributions from more than 250 subject specialists, the Encyclopedia of Obesity readily fills the need for reference material. About 500 alphabetically arranged articles, targeted to a variety of audiences, from scholars to the general public, provide a broad overview. Among the key themes that are addressed are biological or genetic contributors to obesity (Adipocytes, Low birth weight, Tubby candidate gene); eating disorders (Binge eating, Eating disorders and gender); medical treatments for obesity (Gastric bypass, Liquid diets); obesity as a public health crisis (Built environments, Food marketing to children); societal influences and outcomes of obesity (Body image, Food advertising and obesity); and new research (Energy expenditure technologies, Whole-body potassium counting). A “Reader’s Guide” assists readers in finding articles related by category or theme; however, the entry heads and indexing could use some improvement. Examples of topics that could be difficult to locate include cholesterol (the entry heading is Elevated cholesterol) and the connection between obesity and automobiles (the entry heading is Increased reliance on automobiles). The entry Implications of restriction of foods on child feeding habits is not found in the index under children. Bibliographies at the end of each article supply suggestions for further research. Supplementary materials include a resource guide of recommended books, articles, and Web sites; tables of the prevalence of obesity in males and females by country; and a nine-page glossary. A few black-and-white photographs augment the text. Notable for articles by a large number of experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Obesity is an excellent source for reliable information on obesity and is recommended for undergraduate, public, and special libraries. --Nancy Cannon

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