Contemporary World Issues: Obesity: A Reference Handbook

Editor/Author Stern, Judith S. and Kazaks, Alexandra
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $60.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-44-083804-0
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
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A highly useful and accessible resource for high school to undergraduate students as well as post-graduate level readers with an interest in health and nutrition, this updated second edition of Obesity: A Reference Handbook offers up-to-date answers to essential questions about obesity and connected societal and health care-related issues.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 Background and History
  • Introduction
  • Defining and Measuring Overweight and Obesity
  • Indirect Measuring Methods
  • Obesity Trends in the United States
  • Obesity as a National Health Problem
  • Why Are We Overweight?
  • Factors That Contribute to Obesity
  • Can We Blame Obesity on Our Genes?
  • Consequences of Overweight and Obesity
  • Discrimination
  • Economic Consequences
  • We Live in an Obesogenic Environment
  • References
  • 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
  • Introduction
  • Is Obesity a Disease?
  • Is Obesity an Epidemic?
  • Treatment of Obesity
  • Diet Foods
  • Adequate Nutrition Labeling
  • Physical Activity
  • Behavioral Strategies for Responding to an Obesogenic Environment
  • Long-Term Success
  • Medications: Nonprescription
  • Prescription Medications: History and Current Weight Loss Options
  • Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery
  • Other Invasive Treatments for Obesity
  • How Does the Health Care System Deal with Obesity?
  • Why Can't We Just Prevent Obesity?
  • Obesity as a Public Health Issue
  • Affordable Care Act and Labeling
  • Industry
  • Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3 Perspectives
  • Obesities: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar
  • References
  • No More Obesity: Rajiv Narayan
  • References
  • Obesity Prevention: The Bathroom Scale Model—A Perspective on Weight Reduction, Weight Regain Prevention, and Obesity Prevention: Barbara Hansen
  • References
  • Pros and Cons of Dietary Supplements for Weight Management: Kelly Morrow
  • Dietary Supplement Labeling
  • What Are the Risks of Taking Supplements for Weight Management?
  • How to Choose a Quality Supplement
  • Where to Learn More about Supplements
  • References
  • Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Management: Lyn O'Brien Nabors
  • References
  • Shape Up America! Vision for the Future: Focus on Childhood Obesity and Parenting: Barbara J. Moore
  • 4 Profiles
  • Activists, Thinkers, and Researchers
  • S. Daniel Abraham (b. 1924)
  • David Allison (b. 1963)
  • Elizabeth Applegate (b. 1956)
  • Arne Astrup (b. 1955)
  • Robert C. Atkins (1930–2003)
  • Richard L. Atkinson (b. 1942)
  • George Blackburn (b. 1936)
  • Steven N. Blair (b. 1939)
  • Claude Bouchard (b. 1939)
  • George A. Bray (b. 1931)
  • Kelly Brownell (b. 1951)
  • Henry Buckwald (b. 1932)
  • Jenny Craig (b. 1932)
  • Nikhil Dhurandhar (b. 1960)
  • William H. Dietz
  • Adam Drewnowski (b. 1948)
  • Johanna Dwyer (b. 1938)
  • Katherine M. Flegal (b. 1944)
  • Jared Fogle (b. 1977)
  • Jeffrey M. Friedman (b. 1954)
  • M. R. C. Greenwood (b. 1943)
  • Barbara Hansen (b. 1941)
  • Marion M. Hetherington (b. 1961)
  • James O. Hill (b. 1951)
  • Hippocrates (460 BC–370 BC)
  • Jules Hirsch (b. 1927–2015)
  • W. P. T. James (b. 1938)
  • Patricia R. Johnson (b. 1931)
  • Robin B. Kanarek (b. 1946)
  • Janet King (b. 1941)
  • Ahmed Kissebah (1937–2013)
  • C. Everett Koop (1916–2013)
  • John Kral (b. 1939)
  • Shiriki Kumanyika (b. 1945)
  • Jack LaLanne (1914–2011)
  • Antoine Lavoisier (1743–1794)
  • Rudolph Leibel (b. 1942)
  • Maimonides (1135–1204)
  • Jean Mayer (1920–1993)
  • Barbara J. Moore (b. 1947)
  • Jean Neiditch (1923–2015)
  • Michelle Obama (b. 1964)
  • Xavier Pi-Sunyer (b. 1933)
  • Nathan Pritikin (1915–1985)
  • Barbara J. Rolls (b. 1945)
  • Wim H. M. Saris (b. 1949)
  • Ethan Allen Sims (1916–2010)
  • Sachiko St. Jeor (b. 1941)
  • Albert J. Stunkard (1922–2014)
  • Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)
  • Rena Wing (b. 1945)
  • David A. York (b. 1945)
  • Agencies, Programs, and Organizations
  • Government Agencies and National Programs and Initiatives
  • International Agencies and Organizations
  • Nonprofit, Professional, and Trade Organizations
  • 5 Data and Documents
  • Data
  • Figure 5.1 Trends in adult overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity
  • Figure 5.2 Food away-from-home expenditures divided by total food expenditures
  • Figure 5.3 Algorithm for the assessment and treatment of overweight and obesity
  • Table 5.1 1943 Metropolitan Life Height and Weight Table for Women
  • Table 5.2 1942 Metropolitan Life Height and Weight Table for Men
  • Table 5.3 Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart
  • Table 5.4 Determining Percentage Body Fat Using Skinfold Calipers
  • How to Measure Body Area Skinfolds
  • Estimation of Percent Fat with Siri Equation
  • Table 5.5 USDA Estimated Calorie Needs per Day by Age, Gender, and Physical Activity Level
  • Table 5.6 USDA Pyramid Food Intake Patterns, Daily Amount of Food from Each Group
  • Table 5.7 Daily Food Record Form
  • Table 5.8 Types of Diet Plans with Claims and Advantages
  • Documents
  • Government Reports
  • Legislation
  • 6 Resources for Further Research
  • Books
  • Reference Books
  • Popular Books
  • Reports
  • Guidelines
  • Journals and Magazines
  • Web Sites
  • General Population Information and Interactive Sites
  • Children and Adolescents Information and Interactive Sites
  • Databases
  • Calculators and Counters
  • 7 Chronology
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors