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Childhood obesity

Author: Jacqueline Langwith
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for childhood obesity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Langwith
ISBN: 9780737763508 0737763507
OCLC Number: 783171289
Description: 146 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Understanding Childhood Obesity: --
Overview of childhood obesity / Tish Davidson and Margaret Alic --
Childhood obesity is a global health concern / Peter Miskin --
Health risks of childhood obesity / Susan Levine and Rob Stein --
Obese children risk shorter life expectancy / Roni Caryn Rabin --
Healthy environments can reduce childhood obesity / National Institutes of Health --
Controversies Surrounding Childhood Obesity: --
Genes contribute to childhood obesity / Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --
Stress contributes to childhood obesity / Rick Nauert --
National let's move! Campaign can help reduce childhood obesity / Michelle Obama --
Let's move! Campaign is an ill-conceived attempt to address an imaginary epidemic / Paul Campos --
Child health campaigns that focus on fat are hate messages / Marilyn Wann --
State intervention in life-threatening childhood obesity is warranted / Esther J Cepeda --
State intervention in childhood obesity would be harmful / American Society of Bariatric Physicians --
Bariatric surgery for children is worrison /Sandy Szwarc --
Personal Experiences With Childhood Obesity: --
Pain of being the fat girl / Rebecca Golden --
Parents should not be blamed for their children's obesity / Stacey R Hall --
Changing perceptions of obesity-recollections of a pediatrician / Louise A Baur --
Glossary --
Chronology --
Organizations to contact --
For further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.

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Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for childhood obesity.

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