Obesity : Your Questions Answered (Q&a Health Guides)

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Obesity : Your Questions Answered (Q&a Health Guides)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 126 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440861468
  • DDC分類 616.398

Table of Contents

Series Foreword                                    xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Guide to Health Literacy xvii
Common Misconceptions about Obesity xxv
Questions and Answers 1 (2)
Definitions 3 (18)
1 What is BMI, and how is it measured? 3 (1)
2 What are the different BMI 4 (2)
classifications, and how many Americans
fall into each one?
3 What is binge eating disorder (BED)? 6 (1)
4 What is yo-yo dieting? 7 (2)
5 What is metabolic syndrome? 9 (2)
6 What are the "thin-ideal" and the 11 (3)
"muscular-ideal"?
7 What is anti-fat bias? 14 (2)
8 What is the fat acceptance movement and 16 (5)
Health at Every Size®?
Causes and Risk Factors 21 (24)
9 What lifestyle factors can contribute to 21 (3)
obesity?
10 What part does genetics play in whether 24 (2)
or not someone is obese?
11 Are there other biological factors that 26 (3)
contribute to obesity?
12 How can repeated dieting impact an 29 (1)
individual's weight?
13 How can socioeconomic status affect 30 (2)
weight?
14 How does race/ethnicity affect weight? 32 (1)
15 How does age affect weight? 33 (1)
16 How does food availability affect weight? 34 (2)
17 What role do medications play in an 36 (3)
individual's weight?
18 What medical conditions might affect 39 (2)
someone's weight?
19 Do obese people lack willpower? 41 (4)
Consequences 45 (12)
20 What diseases are linked to obesity? 45 (3)
21 What mental health issues are linked to 48 (1)
obesity?
22 How does obesity affect one's 49 (2)
relationships with family and friends?
23 What are the costs to society at large 51 (1)
due to obesity?
24 Do insurance companies change healthcare 52 (2)
coverage depending on whether or not
someone is obese?
25 Do obese people live shorter lives? 54 (3)
Treatment Options 57 (16)
26 What lifestyle changes can someone make 57 (2)
who is obese?
27 What types of counseling or 59 (1)
psychotherapy are used to treat obesity?
28 How effective is counseling or 60 (3)
psychotherapy in treating obesity?
29 What types of medications are used to 63 (2)
treat obesity?
30 How effective are weight-loss 65 (1)
medications?
31 What are the different types of 66 (2)
weight-loss or bariatric surgery?
32 How effective is bariatric surgery? 68 (2)
33 Should someone who is obese pursue 70 (3)
treatment of their obesity if they are not
experiencing any adverse health effects?
Social Stigma, Acceptance, and Prevention 73 (28)
34 What effect do anti-fat bias and 73 (2)
discrimination have on the emotional health
of an obese individual?
35 How do anti-fat bias and discrimination 75 (3)
affect the healthcare of obese individuals?
36 What effect do anti-fat bias and 78 (2)
discrimination have on children's academic
performance?
37 What effect do governmental programs and 80 (3)
campaigns have on obesity?
38 What responsibility do public services 83 (2)
have to accommodate people who are obese?
39 What effect do weight-loss-related 85 (2)
television reality shows have on obesity?
40 How are schools addressing obesity and 87 (4)
the bullying of obese children?
41 Does pursuing the culturally expected 91 (2)
body type affect obesity?
42 What effect do "love your body" 93 (3)
campaigns have on obesity?
43 Should obesity be considered a disease? 96 (5)
Case Studies 101 (12)
Glossary 113 (6)
Directory of Resources 119 (4)
Index 123 (4)
About the Author 127