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Slim chance fat hope : society's obsession with thinness

Author: Catherine Swee Kian Tay
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slimming and dieting has become such a fixation among Singaporeans that manufacturers and distributors of weight-reducing products are laughing all the way to the bank. However, the recent spate of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Swee Kian Tay
ISBN: 9812387382 9789812387387
OCLC Number: 55478464
Notes: "Supported by Eu Yan Sang [and] AIBI."
Description: xxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Medical / science perspective --
management of body weight / Tey Beng Hea --
genetic basis of obesity / Lim Tit Meng --
Slim 10 : fat hopes? / Daniel Fung --
Fat hopes / Ken Ung Eng Khean --
II. Legal perspective --
True files : the slim 10 case / Raj Singam --
Defective goods --
product liability / Catherine Tay Swee Kian and Michael Low --
thin line between consumers and defective products in Singapore : is it time for new legislation? / Morris John and Stephen Norfor --
Consumer protection and product liability --
the statutory framework / Steven Lam Kuet Keng --
III. Behavioural / ethical perspective --
Advertisements for slimming products : a behavioural perspective / Audrey Chia --
Are there shortcuts? / Sebastian Anthony --
Appendices to the slim 10 episode / Editorial Team, World Scientific --
IV. Social / community perspective --
Case studies of anorexic and bulimic patients / Chou Mei Ling --
Size matters : the smaller, the better / Aditee Ghate --
Being fat can be beautiful too! --
interview with Moses Lim / Editorial Team, World Scientific --
Talents matter more than size --
interview with Hossan Leong / Editorial Team, World Scientific --
trim and fit (TAF) programme --
the route to physical fitness for school children / Editorial Team, World Scientific --
slimming phenomenon in popular culture / Joel Teo Woan Yee --
Reflections from the movies / Eista Lee --
Body image a big deal / Sharon Loh --
To fight an ever losing battle --
a personal account / Lam Wai Kit --
V. Towards a healthy lifestyle --
Exercise your way to health and fitness --
Slimming versus losing weight.
Responsibility: editor, Catherine Tay Swee Kian.

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