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  • The F.A.S.T. Diet (Families Always Succeed Together)by Tony Dean

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.95

    Every member of the Dean family was overweight and out of shape. Within twelve months, Tony Dean, his parents, and his five brothers and sisters had lost more than 500 pounds. And they did it without pills, special foods, counting points, or buying any special equipment. They had all tried to lose weight before, but despite the occasional small success,... more...

  • Men and the War on Obesityby Lee F. Monaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Lee F. Monaghan offers a timely, critical and original take on the obesity debate, bringing male bodies into the frame and questioning the claim from public health that millions of people are unhealthy because they are ?overweight? or ?obese?. 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...

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Iodineby Victor R. Preedy; Gerard N. Burrow; Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 290.00

    Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives:... more...

  • Treating and Preventing Obesityby Ö; Jan stman; Mona Britton; Egon Jonsson

    Wiley 2006; US$ 199.95

    Obesity now represents a serious problem in industrialized nations. An increasingly large number of people, especially children, are overweight - leading to subsequent illness and a reduced life expectancy. At long last, with this first evidence-based review of the current intervention strategies for treating and preventing obesity clinicians and health... more...

  • Obesogenic Environmentsby Amelia Lake; Tim G. Townshend; Seraphim Alvanides

    Wiley 2011; US$ 78.99

    In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if society, public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. The obesogenic environment describes all the possible influences that our environment presents which encourage... more...

  • Half-Assedby Jennette Fulda

    Seal Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school questionnaire asking ?what would you change about your appearance? was ?I would be... more...

  • Nutritional And Therapeutic Interventions For Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromeby Debasis Bagchi; Sreejayan Nair

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 149.95

    Diabetes mellitus affects approximately 20 million people in the US, or nearly 7% of the population. It is expected to increase by 70% within the next 25 years, and numerous epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. It is estimated to cost over $92 billion in health care... more...

  • Obesityby Tahir A Mahmood; Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 150.00

    Obesity is a continuing issue around the world and in many contexts. The growing number of obese people is an increasing concern for those in the medical profession, and obesity can pose specific challenges in relation to fertility and pregnancy. Patients who are obese require specific considerations and knowledge. Bringing together experts from a... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Fatby George Vigarello; C. Jon Delogu

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    One of the world?s top historians of the body, Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to today, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public health campaigns in shaping these views. While hefty bodies were once a sign of power, today those who struggle... more...