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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 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...

  • A Fat Girl's Manifestoby Cyr V. Daniel

    Peter E. Randall Publisher 2015; US$ 9.99

    Through humor, health, and one thin book, Daniel will leave you laughing and inspire you to trade in your scale for a healthy serving of happy 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...

  • Pharmacotherapy of Obesityby Karl G. Hofbauer; Ulrich Keller; Olivier Boss

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 199.95

    Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide... more...

  • Nutritional Counseling for Lifestyle Changeby Linda Snetselaar

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 89.95

    Introduction The Mediterranean Diet and Its Past Influences Mediterranean Populations and Their Changing Dietary Patterns American Changes in Dietary Patterns and Origins Conclusion References Assessment of Life Cycle Factors Related to Diet and Obesity-Associated Disease Prevention in Childhood: Stage 1 Remediation in Children and Adolescence:... more...

  • Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin Bby Kenneth J. Carpenter

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this comprehensive account of the history and treatment of beriberi, Kenneth Carpenter traces the decades of medical and chemical research that solved the puzzle posed by this mysterious disease. Caused by the lack of a minute quantity of the chemical thiamin, or vitamin B1 in the diet, beriberi is characterized by weakness and loss of feeling in... 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$ 52.00

    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...

  • Obesityby Gail Woodward-Lopez; Lorrene Davis Ritchie; Dana E. Gerstein; Patricia B. Crawford

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 125.95

    Introduction The Obesity Epidemic The Obesity Prevention Network Determinants of Energy Imbalance Workgroup A Focus on Prevention Defining Target Behaviors: A First Step Methodology Search Process and Criteria Article Abstraction and Manuscript Format Lines of Evidence Critical Periods Intrauterine Growth and Birth... more...