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  • Designated Fat Girlby Jennifer Joyner

    Skirt! 2010; US$ 12.99

    Jennifer Joyner was slowly killing herself with food. She didn?t know what to fear more: dying, or knowing that she was causing her own death. She was powerless to stop. She weighed 336 pounds. She had uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. She?d lost jobs and friendships, and her marriage was hanging by a thread. She disgusted herself. She... more...

  • Obesity and Diabetesby Tony Barnett; Sudhesh Kumar

    Wiley 2005; US$ 99.95

    Obesity has become the most common chronic disease of the present day, with significant increases in prevalence in populations across the world and all age groups. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in obesity-related metabolic and cardiovascular complications, making it an important public health issue. Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity... more...

  • A Clinical Guide to Inherited Metabolic Diseasesby Joe T. R. Clarke

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 104.00

    This user-friendly clinical handbook provides an overview of how to go about recognizing and diagnosing inherited metabolic diseases. more...

  • The Great Starvation Experimentby Todd Tucker

    Free Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    What does it feel like to starve? To feel your body cry out for nourishment, to think only of food? How many fitful, hungry nights must pass before dreams of home-cooked meals metastasize into nightmares of cannibalism? Why would anyone volunteer to find out? In The Great Starvation Experiment, historian Todd Tucker tells the harrowing story of... more...

  • Obesity - Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemicby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2000; US$ 50.40

    This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease.... more...

  • A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adultsby Caroline M. Apovian; Carine M. Lenders

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 109.95

    While unhealthy diet and sedentary behaviors are second only to smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., less than 45 percent of adult and pediatric obese patients received any prior advice from a physician to lose weight. The low rate of identification and treatment of obesity by physicians can often be attributed to lack of... more...

  • The Overweight Patientby Kathy Leach

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 32.95

    The book explores the underlying beliefs and behaviours that may contribute to obesity, including psychological needs, addiction, fear of deprivation, parental influences and sexual fears. The author draws a useful distinction between the need to eat and the need to maintain a large body size, and addresses both LT obesity and ST weight gain. more...

  • Therapeutic Groups for Obese Womenby Julia Buckroyd; Sharon Rother

    Wiley 2007; US$ 64.95

    Based on a five-year research project, Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women introduces an innovative approach to overcoming the growing socio-economic burden of morbidity and mortality resulting from emotionally-driven female obesity. Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother (both of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire),... more...

  • Men and the War on Obesityby Lee F. Monaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Is obesity really a public health problem and what does the construction of obesity as a health problem mean for men? According to official statistics, the majority of men in nations such as England and the USA are overweight or obese. Public health officials, researchers, governments and various agencies are alarmed and have issued dire warnings... more...

  • Handbook of Obesity Preventionby Shiriki Kumanyika; Ross Brownson

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    Analyzes the causes of Obesity, and sets out multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This handbook provides insights on issues, methods, and controversies in the field, focusing on opportunities for prevention, interventions and initiatives, and guidelines for planning and implementing programs and evaluating results. more...