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Dana K. Cassell, David H. Gleaves, "Encyclopedia of Obesity And Eating Disorders"
Facts on File 2006 | ISBN-10: 0816061971 | 384 Pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions: nearly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. Instances of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia have also increased. Written by a professional writer and a clinical psychologist with experience in treating eating disorders, the third edition of The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders is presented at a level accessible to high-school students and undergraduates as well as to the general reader. New to the third edition are about 150 topics related to the economic, sociological, legal, psychological, and medical aspects of obesity and eating disorders.

The book begins with an introductory essay on the history of obesity and eating disorders. The 450 alphabetically arranged entries range in length from a few sentences to several pages. Examples of specific topics include American Indians/Alaskan natives and eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa, Artificial sweeteners, College students and eating disorders, Ephedra, Exercise, Jaw wiring, Menopause and weight gain, Television and obesity, Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and Zinc deficiency. References to further reading are provided at the end of many entries; in addition, a bibliography of journal articles and books is included at the end of the book. Appendixes offer a chronology of the history of eating disorders; tables related to anorexia, bulimia, and body-mass index; sources of information; obesity and eating-disorder treatment centers; a glossary of fat replacers; and lists of Web sites and audiovisual materials. A well-constructed 16-page index supplies subject access to the contents.

Providing up-to-date, concise information on a topic of great interest to the general public, the encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries.

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