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Obesity

Author: Kathleen Y Wolin; Jennifer M Petrelli
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009.
Series: Biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Obesity is perhaps the most pervasive and overlooked medical threat in the country. Approximately 66 percent of American adults are overweight; about half of these defined clinically as obese. And the statistics for children are equally sobering. Nearly one in four white children and one in three African American and Hispanic children are estimated to be overweight. What makes obesity a disease instead of just a  Read more...
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Wolin, Kathleen Y.
Obesity.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009016117
(OCoLC)318420316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Y Wolin; Jennifer M Petrelli
ISBN: 9780313352768 0313352763
OCLC Number: 550640859
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 160 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: History of obesity --
What is obesity? --
What causes obesity? --
Complications of obesity --
Prevention and treatment of obesity --
Economic costs of obesity --
What's next?
Series Title: Biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Kathleen Y. Wolin, and Jennifer M. Petrelli.

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An overview written for general readers of the history, prevention, treatment, causes, and consequences of obesity.* The work is combines materials from history, epidemiology, behavioral science,  Read more...

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