Drug Education Library: The Dangers of Diet Drugs, 1st Edition

  • Christina McMahon
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560068
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560062
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Young adults are faced with pressure from friends, family, and the media not to become overweight. Many struggle with self-esteem issues as a result, and someone who has trouble keeping his or her weight down may turn to dangerous diet drugs for a quick fix. Readers learn about the consequences of taking these pills through accessible text and informative graphs. A list of organizations is included where young adults can find more information about healthy alternatives to diet drugs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Dangerous Obsession.
1: The Beginning of Dieting and Diet Pills.
2: The Introduction of Fen-Phen.
3: Supplements: An Overview.
4: The Dangers of Ephedra.
5: Abuse of Diet Drugs.
Organizations to Contact.
For Further Reading.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.