Childhood Obesity, 1st Edition

  • Jacqueline Langwith
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  • ISBN-10: 0737767901
  • ISBN-13: 9780737767902
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 146 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This volume includes an overview of childhood obesity, including the health risks of the condition, a look at controversies surrounding childhood obesity, focusing on contributing factors, the effectiveness of anti-obesity programs, the role government should play, and whether bariatric surgery is appropriate for children, and personal stories of people dealing with childhood obesity, including a mother whose daughter is obese and a woman describing the bullying she experienced as an overweight child.

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Features and Benefits

  • Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person narratives from people coping with the disease -- either as patients, family members or caregivers.
  • Essays are carefully edited and introduced to make them easily accessible to student researchers as well as general readers.
  • All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.