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  • Clinical Obesity in Adults and Childrenby Peter G. Kopelman; Ian D. Caterson; William H. Dietz

    Wiley 2009; US$ 292.00

    Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as... more...

  • Obesityby Kathleen Wolin; Jennifer Petrelli

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 50.00

    An overview written for general readers of the history, prevention, treatment, causes, and consequences of obesity. more...

  • Adipose Tissue and Inflammationby Atif B. Awad; Peter G. Bradford

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 188.95

    The American Obesity Association identifies obesity?s link to numerous medical conditions, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, several cancers, and a host of inflammatory disorders. Evidence indicates that inflammation has more than a corollary relation with obesity; that in fact, obesity itself manifests a low-grade,... more...

  • Read My Hipsby Kimberly Brittingham

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    Kim Brittingham struggled for years with her weight and body image before she learned how to love her self unconditionally, find her confidence, and fully enjoy her life.  In this unflinching, humorous, and uplifting memoir, she openly explores her complex relationships with food and dieting, sex and dating, and exercise and health, ultimately inspiring... more...

  • Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilitiesby Michiel Korthals

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 89.99

    Examining overlapping aspects of genomics, obesity and (non-) medical ethics, and discussing the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective makes this volume unique. It offers constructive suggestions on how to tackle the issues arising. more...

  • Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbsby Wendy Brown

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99

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  • Obesity 101by PhD Lauren M Rossen; PhD Eric Rossen

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 34.99

    "This resource is an exciting new book that features a balanced perspective about one of the most talked abouttopics of this time...it would be a great resource for those who are interested in joining the fight to eradicate obesity and obesity-related consequences."-- Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior "Lauren and Eric Rossen offer a well... more...

  • Fat, Fate, and Diseaseby Peter Gluckman; Mark Hanson

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 19.99

    'Why are we losing the war against obesity and chronic disease?' This is the simple question Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson ask, exploring the dominant myth that the exploding epidemic of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes can be tackled by focusing on adult life styles. more...

  • Obesityby Alexandra A. Brewis

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Grounded in a holistic anthropological approach and using a range of ethnographic and ecological case studies, Obesity shows that the human tendency to become and stay fat makes perfect sense in terms of evolved human inclinations and the physical and social realities of modern life. Drawing on her own fieldwork in the rural United States, ... more...

  • Obesity and Lung Diseaseby Anne E. Dixon; Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty

    Humana Press 2012; US$ 219.00

    The first thorough reference on the topic, this book covers the profound impact of obesity on the pathology of common pulmonary diseases. Discussion includes airway inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation and more. more...