Obesity, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Issues That Concern You
  • Eric Dillon
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  • ISBN-10: 0737748338
  • ISBN-13: 9780737748338
  • DDC: 616.398
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and abroad. Increasing numbers of children and adults are suffering from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and an array of other illnesses stemming from obesity. Some researchers believe that obesity is the result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. This anthology debates the causes of obesity, the extent to which it is a problem, and the measures taken to combat it.

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Issues That Concern You

Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

Moreover, Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view. Backmatter offers facts and "self-help" style advice to young people grappling with the issues.

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Features and Benefits

  • Features full-color photographs, glossaries, annotated bibliographies and indexes.
  • Includes facts taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue, and guidance for students to aid them in addressing the issue in their own lives.
  • A bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.


"Eight well-written essays, accompanied by color photos of real young people in everyday situations, address pertinent issues and present varying viewpoints related to the health risks, emotional impact, and causes of rising obesity rates, particularly as the problem affects teenagers and children." --Curriculm Connections, Fall 2007

— Curriculum Connections

"...examines the alarming increase of obesity in young Americans, adolescents and preschool children. Essays discuss the health and emotional toll of obesity. A viewpoint essay gives reasons for obesity such as sedentary lifestyles, sprawling urban envirnoments and growing portion sizes. There are many color photos, charts, tables, and political cartoons and it is very easy to use." --PSLA, May 2007

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association