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The obesity epidemic : why a social justice perspective matters

Author: Monica M Taylor
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the obesity epidemic from a political, economic and social perspective. Examining the populations that suffer the greatest from political and economic decision-making associated with obesity prevalence, this book utilizes a contemporary framework to discuss obesity. While it does examine the behavioral risks associated with rising obesity rates, it also explores the political level, by evaluating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taylor, Monica M.
Obesity epidemic.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(DLC) 2017955258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica M Taylor
ISBN: 9783319689784 3319689789
OCLC Number: 1043374296
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 86 pages)
Contents: 1. The globesity epidemic --
2. The obesity epidemic: individual accountability and the social determinants of health --
3. The argument for social justice --
4. The political economy perspective --
5. Policy solutions --
6. Justice for all --
Index.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Monica M. Taylor.

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