In the United States alone over two-thirds of adults and almost 49 percent of young people ages 2–19 are considered either obese or overweight, and rates are also at alarming levels around the world. Using a question and answer format, practical examples, and numerous illustrations, this book explains obesity concepts and related issues. It first offers easy-to-understand definitions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for obesity and then suggestions, diets, etc. for maintaining a healthy weight. The book includes numerous in-text Web links to the National Institutes of Health, USDA, Centers for Disease Control, and others with important information and health tips. The companion DVD includes videos, resources, and illustrations to help you to understand all of the material from the book.Provides questions and answers about the medical definitions and descriptions of obesity. General topics include the causes of obesity, nutrition, and available treatments/diets/preventative measures (see selected topics below)
Includes numerous in-text Web links to WebMD, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pharmaceutical companies, YouTube, and other sites with animations, diets, practical case studies, and tools related to obesity and nutrition
Uses animations, practical tips, case studies, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion
Includes a companion DVD with videos, animations, color figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text
Selected FAQs Covered:
Obesity and its causes; BMI calculated; other factors that contribute to obesity; obesity in children and adolescents; health risks; psychological and social effects of obesity; planning a weight loss program; appetite, motivation, and habit; BMR; nutrition labels; type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes; serving sizes; diets; calorie and nutrition information for different foods; tips for reducing calories; tips for healthy eating on a budget; healthy recipe suggestions; physical activity and exercise in weight control; calories burned by different activities; drug treatments for obesity; herbal supplements; surgical treatments for obesity; weight plateaus and weight maintenance.