Health Reference Series: Obesity and Overweight Sourcebook

Editor: Hayes, Kevin
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1808-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 35
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Obesity and Overweight Sourcebook discusses the medical model of obesity, fat, and the difference between obesity and overweight. The health risks associated with obesity and overweight are discussed along with the difficulties that people with excess weight face in society. It provides information about the prevention and treatment of obesity and also offers tips to cope.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part 1. The Phenomena of Obesity and Overweight
  • Chapter 1—Understanding the Medical Model of Obesity
  • Chapter 2—The Evolutionary Origin of Obesity: From a Biological Adaptation to a Disease
  • Chapter 3—The Social and Moral Construct of the Obesity Epidemic
  • Chapter 4—Fat Acceptance Movement
  • Chapter 5—Does Obesity Impact Life Expectancy?
  • Chapter 6—What Is Morbid Obesity?
  • Chapter 7—The Obesity Paradox
  • Part 2. Possible Causes of Obesity
  • Chapter 8—The Genetics of Obesity
  • Chapter 9—Hormone Dysfunction and Obesity
  • Chapter 10—Dietary Factors
  • Chapter 11—Lifestyle Factors Affecting Body Weight
  • Chapter 12—Psychological Approach to Understanding Obesity
  • Chapter 13—Trends in Food Consumption, Eating Habits
  • Chapter 14—Socioeconomic and Environmental Causes of Obesity
  • Part 3. Obesity and Overweight in the United States: Prevalence and Screening
  • Chapter 15—Statistics on Obesity and Overweight in the United States
  • Chapter 16—The Economic Burden of Obesity
  • Chapter 17—Important Anthropometric Indices of Obesity
  • Chapter 18—Other Assessment Techniques for Body Composition and Obesity
  • Chapter 19—Surveillance Systems to Track and Evaluate Obesity
  • Chapter 20—Obesity in Minority Populations
  • Chapter 21—Obesity and Overweight in People with Disabilities
  • Part 4. Diseases and Metabolic Disorders Associated with Obesity
  • Chapter 22—Relationship between Metabolic Rates and Obesity
  • Chapter 23—Link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Chapter 24—The Connection between Obesity and Stroke
  • Chapter 25—Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Chapter 26—Association of Body Mass Index with Hypertension
  • Chapter 27—Impact of Obesity on Asthma Severity, Control, and Response to Therapy
  • Chapter 28—Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Chapter 29—Impact of Obesity on Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 30—Congenital Leptin Deficiency
  • Chapter 31—Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and NASH
  • Chapter 32—Cancer and Obesity
  • Chapter 33—Obesity and Women's Reproductive Health
  • Part 5. Social and Psychological Impact of Obesity
  • Chapter 34—Constraint on Movement and Balance Control
  • Chapter 35—The Emotional Toll of Obesity
  • Chapter 36—Effect of Media Use on Adolescent Body Weight
  • Chapter 37—Obesity and Suicidal Ideation
  • Chapter 38—Talking about Your Weight Issue
  • Chapter 39—Obesity and Sexuality
  • Part 6. Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
  • Chapter 40—Public-Health Strategies toward Obesity Prevention
  • Chapter 41—Preventing Childhood Obesity
  • Chapter 42—Preventing Weight Gain after Smoking Cessation
  • Chapter 43—Dietary Therapy
  • Chapter 44—Physical Activity
  • Chapter 45—Combined Therapy
  • Chapter 46—Behavior Therapy
  • Chapter 47—Medical Devices for Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Chapter 48—Pharmacotherapy—Prescription Medications for Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Chapter 49—Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Chapter 50—Weight-Loss Myths and Facts
  • Chapter 51—Policy to Regulate Unhealthy Food Marketing
  • Part 7. Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 52—Glossary of Terms Related to Obesity and Overweight
  • Chapter 53—Organizations That Provide Information about Obesity, Overweight, and Weight Loss