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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.