Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence (BOK)

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Obesity has become the number one health threat to Americans, and the incidence is most tragic for our children and teenagers. Nearly one in every seven boys and girls is obese, and far more are overweight. Most developed countries including the United Kingdom and Canada are experiencing similar rates. In these volumes, a cross-disciplinary team of experts presents current knowledge about and remedies for the causes of youth obesity, its affects, solution, and future prevention. Contributors here focus on the newest research from fields including pediatrics, genetics, nursing, nutritional science, surgery, psychology, advertising, geography, and landscape architecture.The topics include: Obesity from infancy across the lifespan; How the brain is affected by obesity; Medical outcomes; Medication and obesity; Nutrition; Built environments; Social disparities; Family obesity; The role of television and video games; Effective weight loss programs; and Ethical issues.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9780275996154 Antall sider 650
Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 5,7cm Vekt 1293 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende H. Dele Davies, Hiram E. Fitzgerald
Emner og form Child & developmental psychology, Paediatric medicine