Weight in America
Provides information from academic and governmental sources on every aspect of overweight, obesity, and eating disorders, including their prevalence in the United States, their consequences, public opinion about them, and methods of combating them.
Ch 1. Americans weigh in over time -- ch 2. Weight and physical health -- ch 3. The influences of mental health and culture on weight and eating disorders -- ch 4. Diet, nutrition, and weight isseus among children and adolescents -- ch 5. Dietary treatment for overweight and obesity -- ch 6. Physical activity, drugs, surgery, and other treatments for overweight and obesity -- ch 7. The economics of overweight and obesity -- ch 8. Political, legal, and social issues of overweight and obesity -- ch 9. Diet and weight-loss lore, myths, and controversies -- ch 10. Preventing overweight and obesity -- ch 11. Public opinion and action about diet, weight, nutrition, and physical activity