Handbook of Obesity Prevention

Written By Shiriki Kumanyika
Handbook of Obesity Prevention
  • Publsiher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 September 2007
  • ISBN : 0387478604
  • Pages : 538 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Handbook of Obesity Prevention

Handbook of Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Shiriki Kumanyika,Ross Brownson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-23
  • Total pages : 538
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, Handbook of Obesity Prevention analyzes the intricate causes of this public health crisis, and sets out concrete, multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This innovative handbook clearly defines obesity in clinical, epidemiologic, and financial terms, and offers guidelines for planning and implementing programs and ...

Obesity

Obesity
  • Author : James M. Rippe,Theodore J. Angelopoulos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-11
  • Total pages : 435
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : The prevalence of obesity in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, it is also the leading cause of osteoarthritis and the second leading cause of cancer. With contributions from leading experts ...

EU Law and Obesity Prevention

EU Law and Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Amandine Garde
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Total pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Since the 1980s, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of obesity in virtually every country in the world. As obesity is known to lead to both chronic and severe medical problems, it imposes a cost not only on affected individuals and their families, but also on society ...

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity
  • Author : Jana Parizkova,Andrew Hills
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-19
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment provides a comprehensive summary of the scientific knowledge available today concerning the control and treatment of obesity in children. Written for researchers in the areas of pediatrics, nutrition, dietetics, exercise, and physical education, this book analyzes scientific data and offers readers insight into the underlying ...

Obesity Prevention for Children

Obesity Prevention for Children
  • Author : Alvin Eden, M.D.
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : The Definitive Program for Maintaining Healthy Weight for Children Obesity Prevention for Children is the definitive guide for parents and caregivers to put their children on the path to a happy and a healthy life, protected against childhood and adult obesity. Written by Dr. Alvin N. Eden, a well-known pediatrician ...

Obesity Prevention

Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Laurette Dube
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-25
  • Total pages : 832
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Over the years, approaches to obesity prevention and treatment have gone from focusing on genetic and other biological factors to exploring a diversity of diets and individual behavior modification interventions anchored primarily in the power of the mind, to the recent shift focusing on societal interventions to design "temptation-proof" physical, ...

Childhood Obesity Prevention

Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Jennifer A. O'Dea,Michael P. Eriksen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 429
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Childhood obesity is an international public health concern, with a high profile in both the media and government policy. Controversial issues in the prevention of childhood obesity need to be considered early in the development of school, clinical or community prevention programs, as these issues are often the ones that ...

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment
  • Author : Jana Parizkova,Andrew Hills
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-13
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on obesity in children. This edition focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life. This new body of knowledge stems from both basic...

Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts

Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Effort
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-11
  • Total pages : 462
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Obesity poses one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, creating serious health, economic, and social consequences for individuals and society. Despite acceleration in efforts to characterize, comprehend, and act on this problem, including implementation of preventive interventions, further understanding is needed on the progress and effectiveness ...

The Applied Anthropology of Obesity

The Applied Anthropology of Obesity
  • Author : Chad T. Morris,Alexandra G. Lancey
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-24
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : The Applied Anthropology of Obesity advances understanding of the many cultural factors underlying increased global obesity prevalence. This book candidly discusses obesity research, prevention, and intervention programs, providing rich information about social identity, obesity prevention, and treatment....

Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention

Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-24
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : To battle the obesity epidemic in America, health care professionals and policymakers need relevant, useful data on the effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and programs. Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention identifies a new approach to decision making and research on obesity prevention to use a systems perspective to ...

Obesity prevention the role of brain and society on individual behavior

Obesity prevention   the role of brain and society on individual behavior
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 801
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Using studies from both neuroscience and behavioral science to present a comprehensive overview of the challenges and possible solutions, this book focuses on what is needed in order to sustain a healthy, pleasurable and affordable lifestyle. --Résumé de l'éditeur....

Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas

Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Total pages : 86
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas summarizes the information gathered at a workshop held February 5-6, 2009, in Austin, Texas. At this workshop, committee members met with Texas lawmakers, public officials, and community leaders to exchange ideas and to view first-hand strategies that are being implemented effectively at the state and local ...

Perspectives from United Kingdom and United States Policy Makers on Obesity Prevention

Perspectives from United Kingdom and United States Policy Makers on Obesity Prevention
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-13
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Both the United Kingdom and the United States are grappling with nationwide epidemics of obesity. Obesity contributes to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, among other diseases. Although many people are aware of obesity's causes and consequences, few see it as a problem for their own families--despite clinical evidence to ...

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children,Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0387478604
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Summary : Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that has adverse and long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and communities. The magnitude of the problem has increased dramatically during the last three decades and, despite some indications of a plateau in this growth, the numbers remain stubbornly high. Efforts to prevent childhood ...