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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Clinical & Internal Medicine,
  • Nutrition,
  • Obesity,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Congresses

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesEndocrinology and Metabolism Series
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9656243M
ISBN 100275913937
ISBN 109780275913939
OCLC/WorldCa9758538

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  This book by one of the world’s very few obesity historians, Sander L Gilman, traces how the loathing for fat has grown in Western societies. And it shows how many more scientific attempts. Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions. Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term cturer: Springer. Obesity Controversy Flawed Obesity Study Minimizes Health Risks of Excess Weight U.S. government researchers made the news in late April with two startling findings: They found that overweight people have a lower mortality risk than normal weight people, and that obesity and overweight cause far fewer U.S. deaths each year than previously thought.

Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus This book will appeal to primary care physicians, trainees and specialist nurses involved in care of the obese patient, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of obesity and its. Of course, the main controversy around obesity is on the fast food industry and its consequences on one's health. Many researchers, scientists, politics and important personalities have often denounced fast food chains , Morgan Spurlock directed the resounding and award-winning documentary Super Size Me, throwing a rock at every fast food companies, and especially McDonald's. Download Citation | Controversies in obesity | This book explores the pathophysiology, clinical assessment and management of the obese patient in the context of serious chronic disease, as well. 38 rows  Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag. Saved in: Controversies in obesity / Obesity is a .

Genre/Form: Congress Kongress: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Controversies in obesity. New York, NY, USA: Praeger, (OCoLC)   Obesity, as defined today, is determined by a ratio made popular in the s—the body mass index (BMI), or the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared. As such, as noted by Rockefeller University researcher, Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., it is a “threshold concept.”.   Features: After summarizing the history and social aspects of obesity in the past, the book moves on to the myriad of theories on the causes of obesity. A more clinically oriented section then addresses the comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea, a different rating system — The Edmonton Obesity Staging System Pages: Childhood obesity is an international public health concern, with a high profile in both the media and government policy. Controversial issues in the prevention of childhood obesity need to be considered early in the development of school, clinical or community prevention programs, as these issues are often the ones that promote the success or failure of attempts to ameliorate the problem at hand.3/5(1).