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The obesity epidemic in North America : connecting biology and culture, Anna Bellisari

Label
The obesity epidemic in North America : connecting biology and culture
Title
The obesity epidemic in North America
Title remainder
connecting biology and culture
Statement of responsibility
Anna Bellisari
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Obesity prevalence in the U.S. is the highest among developed countries, a situation that calls for a nationwide understanding of this complex phenomenon. Brief yet comprehensive, The Obesity Epidemic in North America offers a much-needed examination of the effects of human evolution, environmental changes, human variation, poverty, and culture. An ideal supplement in nutritional anthropology or medical anthropology classes, the book's rare biocultural perspective helps readers grasp the root causes of obesity. As Bellisari sees it, the medical and nutrition-science fields are fully engaged in developing strategies to address the obesity problem. It is institutions, such as political and economic organizations, as well as society itself, that need to become more proactive in improving obesity-related public health. This text provides a giant first step toward that end
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellisari, Anna W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC628
LC item number
.B358 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 G-027
  • WD 210
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition disorders
  • Epidemics
  • Lifestyles
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Life Style
  • North America
Label
The obesity epidemic in North America : connecting biology and culture, Anna Bellisari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. North American obesity epidemic in a global context -- Is obesity an epidemic? -- Measuring body fat -- Adipocytes -- Health risks of obesity -- Costs associated with obesity -- Anthropology and the obesity epidemic -- 2. Evolutionary origins -- Primate past -- Our hominin heritage -- Neolithic revolution -- 3. Biology of obesity -- Energy regulation -- Obesity genes -- Obesity and the lifespan -- 4. Obesogenic environment -- Rise of the obesity epidemic -- Energy intake -- Feeding kids -- Poverty paradox -- Physical inactivity -- Work environment -- Physical activity and the built environment -- 5. Obesity and the American dream -- Body image -- Food and culture -- Culture change and globesity -- Capitalism, corporations, and the culture of profit -- Diet industry -- Bariatric surgery -- Consumers and the culture of accumulation -- Individualism and the culture of personal freedom -- 6. Ecology of obesity
Control code
791643191
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781577667735
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)791643191
Label
The obesity epidemic in North America : connecting biology and culture, Anna Bellisari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. North American obesity epidemic in a global context -- Is obesity an epidemic? -- Measuring body fat -- Adipocytes -- Health risks of obesity -- Costs associated with obesity -- Anthropology and the obesity epidemic -- 2. Evolutionary origins -- Primate past -- Our hominin heritage -- Neolithic revolution -- 3. Biology of obesity -- Energy regulation -- Obesity genes -- Obesity and the lifespan -- 4. Obesogenic environment -- Rise of the obesity epidemic -- Energy intake -- Feeding kids -- Poverty paradox -- Physical inactivity -- Work environment -- Physical activity and the built environment -- 5. Obesity and the American dream -- Body image -- Food and culture -- Culture change and globesity -- Capitalism, corporations, and the culture of profit -- Diet industry -- Bariatric surgery -- Consumers and the culture of accumulation -- Individualism and the culture of personal freedom -- 6. Ecology of obesity
Control code
791643191
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781577667735
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)791643191

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