The Resource Obesity : a reference handbook, Judith S. Stern and Alexandra Kazaks

Obesity : a reference handbook, Judith S. Stern and Alexandra Kazaks

Label
Obesity : a reference handbook
Title
Obesity
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
Judith S. Stern and Alexandra Kazaks
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A highly useful and accessible resource for high school to undergraduate students as well as post-graduate level readers with an interest in health and nutrition, this updated second edition of Obesity: A Reference Handbook offers up-to-date answers to essential questions about obesity and connected societal and health care-related issues. A single-volume, go-to resource, this book addresses difficult questions such as whether obesity is a disease or a moral failing; what factors contribute to obesity; what the economic impacts of obesity are on the health care industry; if and how poverty is a contributor to obesity; how our society encourages obesity; and how changes can be made to improve our society's eating habits as a whole. It presents citations from individuals and peer-reviewed journals and review articles, providing a balance of information sourced from both professionals and informed lay commentators. Also included are dozens of biographies of individuals who have been important in studying, preventing, managing, or increasing awareness about obesity, such as Jared Fogle, longtime Subway sandwiches spokesperson; Kelly Brownell, who coined the phrase "toxic environment" to describe unhealthy food and exercise patterns; researcher Ethan Allen Sims, who examined the relationship between obesity and diabetes; and Oprah Winfrey, well-known celebrity who stated that if there were a pill to lose weight or a magic diet, she would have it." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1943-
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Stern, Judith S.
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
S74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
NLM call number
WD 101
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kazaks, Alexandra
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
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  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
Label
Obesity : a reference handbook, Judith S. Stern and Alexandra Kazaks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles : activists, thinkers, and researchers -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781440838040
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015024913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99965546301
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911834338
  • (OCoLC)ocn911834338
Label
Obesity : a reference handbook, Judith S. Stern and Alexandra Kazaks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles : activists, thinkers, and researchers -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781440838040
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015024913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99965546301
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911834338
  • (OCoLC)ocn911834338

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