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  • Obesity, Business and Public Policyby Z.J. Acs; A. Lyles

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health... more...

  • Obesity Management in Family Practiceby Thomas L. McKnight

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 59.99

    The acknowledgment that obesity is a disease?a disease with enormous impact on both the public health and the economy and an incredible burden to its victims?has ?nally come. This ?nal recognition will hopefully free research dollars and will encourage third party payers to understand the need to cover services for treatment. Dr McKnight is an honored... more...

  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseaseby Malcolm K Robinson; Abraham Thomas

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 188.95

    Although cardiovascular disease remains the leading proximate cause of death in the United States, it is now estimated that obesity may be equivalent to smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. In light of these statistics, this reference presents our current understanding of the epidemiology, pathology, and genetics of the obesity... more...

  • Obesity and Diabetesby Tony Barnett; Sudhesh Kumar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 158.00

    Type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity, is today the most common form of diabetes.  It is also associated with a number of other cardiovascular risk factors which constitute the metabolic syndrome.  Effective management of ‘diabesity’ is crucial to the reduction of morbidity and premature morbidity due to cardiovascular disease.... 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...

  • Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Careby Colin Waine; Nick Bosanquet

    Wiley 2008; US$ 59.95

    Obesity is undoubtedly the major nutritional disorder of the western world. It has such a major impact on mortality, morbidity and the quality of life that it most certainly merits consideration as a disease in its own right and should be managed as such. Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care covers all the evidence on the disease of obesity... more...

  • Obesity in America, 1850-1939by Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is a study of obesity in America from 1850 to 1939, concentrating on how the condition was viewed, studied, and treated. It examines the images and stereotypes that were associated with fatness, the various remedies that were proposed for the condition, and the often bizarre theories used to explain it, including the idea that ordinary tap water... 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...

  • Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbsby Wendy Brown

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    The survival list for the thrivalist more...

  • Weight Managementby Dympna Pearson; Clare Grace

    Wiley 2012; US$ 66.99

    An increasingly wide range of patients of different age, ethnicity and social background often combined with other clinical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis now find themselves battling against obesity and many health professionals become frustrated, feeling ill-equipped to handle each unique case with the one-size-fits-all... more...