Obesity and Adolescence

Obesity and Adolescence

A Public Health Concern

eBook - 2009
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Art was used from 22,000 BC through the 19th century to glorify obesity, while art of the current era vilifies or mocks obesity. Considerable discrimination awaits the obese child, adolescent, or adult in current society, whether in the form of bullying in school, limited social life, or job refusal. This book discusses obesity in adolescence.

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Edited by four leading physicians in child health and human development from the University of Kentucky and Michigan State University, this collection of international research looks at medical, social, and ethical issues of obesity in adolescence. Chapters are grouped in sections on medical aspects, sexuality, physical activity, psychological aspects, nutrition, special populations, international aspects, and treatment. Some specific topics covered include obesity and endocrinology, cultural aspects of body satisfaction, obesity in Down syndrome, food choices of children in Bangkok, and surgical and non-surgical treatment. Appendices offer information about the University of Kentucky's Division of Adolescent Medicine, Michigan State University's Department of Pediatric and Human Development, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel. Omar is affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Nova Biomedical Books, ©2009
ISBN: 9781614704652
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 295 pages)
Additional Contributors: Omar, Hatim A.


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