Health Reference Series: Obesity and Overweight Sourcebook, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780818091
  • ISBN-13: 9780780818095
  • DDC: 616.3
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Obesity is a public-health epidemic that threatens the health and well-being of more than 100 million Americans. This book helps consumers understand obesity and overweight as biological conditions, arms them with evidence-based information about the scientific and societal factors surrounding these conditions, and provides consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about their health.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
The Phenomena of Obesity and Overweight.
1: Understanding the Medical Model of Obesity.
2: The Evolutionary Origin of Obesity: From a Biological Adaptation to a Disease.
3: The Social and Moral Construct of the Obesity Epidemic.
4: Fat Acceptance Movement.
5: Does Obesity Impact Life Expectancy?.
6: What Is Morbid Obesity?.
7: The Obesity Paradox.
Possible Causes of Obesity.
8: The Genetics of Obesity.
9: Hormone Dysfunction and Obesity.
10: Dietary Factors.
11: Lifestyle Factors Affecting Body Weight.
12: Psychological Approach to Understanding Obesity.
13: Trends in Food Consumption, Eating Habits.
14: Socioeconomic and Environmental Causes of Obesity.
Obesity and Overweight in the United States: Prevalence and Screening.
15: Statistics on Obesity and Overweight in the United States.
16: The Economic Burden of Obesity.
17: Important Anthropometric Indices of Obesity.
18: Other Assessment Techniques for Body Composition and Obesity.
19: Surveillance Systems to Track and Evaluate Obesity.
20: Obesity in Minority Populations.
21: Obesity and Overweight in People with Disabilities.
Diseases and Metabolic Disorders Associated with Obesity.
22: Relationship between Metabolic Rates and Obesity.
23: Link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
24: The Connection between Obesity and Stroke.
25: Cardiovascular Diseases.
26: Association of Body Mass Index with Hypertension.
27: Impact of Obesity on Asthma Severity, Control, and Response to Therapy.
28: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
29: Impact of Obesity on Musculoskeletal System.
30: Congenital Leptin Deficiency.
31: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and NASH.
32: Cancer and Obesity.
33: Obesity and Women's Reproductive Health.
Social and Psychological Impact of Obesity.
34: Constraint on Movement and Balance Control.
35: The Emotional Toll of Obesity.
36: Effect of Media Use on Adolescent Body Weight.
37: Obesity and Suicidal Ideation.
38: Talking about Your Weight Issue.
39: Obesity and Sexuality.
Prevention and Treatment of Obesity.
40: Public-Health Strategies toward Obesity Prevention.
41: Preventing Childhood Obesity Chapter Contents.
42: Preventing Weight Gain after Smoking Cessation.
43: Dietary Therapy.
44: Physical Activity.
45: Combined Therapy.
46: Behavior Therapy.
47: Medical Devices for Weight Loss and Weight Management.
48: Pharmacotherapy—Prescription Medications for Weight Loss and Weight Management.
49: Weight-Loss Surgery.
50: Weight-Loss Myths and Facts.
51: Policy to Regulate Unhealthy Food Marketing.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Obesity and Overweight.
Organizations That Provide Information about Obesity, Overweight, and Weight Loss.