Diseases and Disorders of Youth: Kids and Obesity, 1st Edition

  • Gail Snyder
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  • ISBN-10: 1682824047
  • ISBN-13: 9781682824047
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In 2013 the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease requiring treatment. Increasingly, it is a disease that affects children and adolescents, representing a problem that if not adequately addressed, may lead them to live shorter lives. This book presents a realistic picture of this disease, what is known about its causes, what it’s like to live with it, and the latest on treatments and cures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Global Crisis.
1: What Is Obesity?.
2: What Causes Obesity?.
3: What Is It Like to Live with Obesity?.
4: Can Obesity Be Treated?.
5: Can Obesity Be Prevented?.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.