Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders

Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders

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Baker & Taylor
Covers the most common varieties of eating disorders including obesity, anorexia, and bulimia, and examines the social and psychological problems associated with each disorder.

Book News
This encyclopedia for general readers and for students in grades nine and up contains about 450 entries (150 new to this edition), preceded by a history of the topics of obesity and eating disorders. Sample subjects: advertising, anorexia, bulimia, body mass index, cancer, dietary supplements, genetic factors, metabolism, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, low-carb diets, and liposuction. Topics new to this edition include the impact of eating disorders on different multicultural populations, surgical procedures for obesity, and orthorexia nervosa; other topics have been revised to reflect recent research. Lists of websites, audiovisual materials, treatment centers, and other resources are appended. Cassell is a writer and editor of nonfiction who has published about 2,000 articles in trade journals. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Despite growing public awareness and a deepening medical understanding of eating disorders, these diseases continue to affect more and more people. Recent studies have also shown that eating disorders are much more common than previously thought among groups such as young men and African-American women. At the same time, an epidemic of obesity is currently affecting the United States, with approximately 65 percent of adults over the age of 20 considered overweight or obese and facing dangerous health risks, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Drawing on in-depth, up-to-date research, The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition provides accessible information explaining the causes, nature symptoms, treatments, and impact of these serious problems. The third edition contains more than 450 entries, including many new and/or revised to cover the most current issues.
Complete with a history of obesity and eating disorders; chronology of key events, research, and breakthroughs; tables listing key facts and statistics; and a directory of resources and Web sites, this single-volume reference is the first stop in any serious research of these troubling heath afflictions.

Facts on File
Praise for the previous edition:
"...accurate, concise information concerning eating behaviors in a user-friendly format...Certainly topical, this encyclopedia will be most welcome in both the young adult and adult departments of public libraries of any size, community college libraries and undergraduate libraries, and high-school libraries."—Booklist

"The entries, clearly written and easily understood, will help readers find more information...An important addition to most public, special, and academic libraries."&151Choice

The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition is more relevant now than ever before. Presently almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and 31 percent are obese. Eating disorders are now affecting a wider range of the population, particularly with increased diagnoses in men and boys, and the anti-carb craze has swept the country with potentially long-lasting ramifications for health and diet. New research has identified significant cultural and racial factors connected to obesity and eating disorders, and new products, such as "neutriceuticals," have hit the market, contributing to misconceptions and uncertainty about healthy diets. This revised and expanded edition includes more than 450 entries, more than 140 of them new. Complete with a history of obesity and eating disorders; chronology of key events, research, and breakthroughs; tables listing key facts and statistics; and a directory of resources and Web sites, this single-volume reference is the first stop in any serious research of these troubling health afflictions.

New and revised entries include:
  • Advertising and obesity
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Atkins diet
  • Biotech foods
  • Body mass index
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cancer links to obesity
  • Dietary supplements
  • Food addiction
  • Genetic factors in eating disorders
  • Infant eating disorders
  • Media influence on eating disorders
  • Mind hunger
  • Obesity as a class issue
  • Purging disorder
  • School and obesity.


Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2006
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780816061976
0816061971
Branch Call Number: REF 616.8526 CAS
Characteristics: xx, 362 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gleaves, David H.

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