Obesity 101

Author: Lauren M. Rossen, MS, and Eric A. Rossen, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date Published: 2012
Pages: 235 (not counting reference pages)
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

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The original course expiration date was 12/2016; content was reviewed and expiration date extended to 12/31/2019

Obesity 101 offers a perspective on the complex factors that influence obesity, especially the obesogenic world in which we live. Information about how effective food industry practices as well as food advertising are in getting us to eat more and more often is fascinating and explains a lot about the obesity epidemic.

The text combines current research from multiple perspectives to provide a reader-friendly overview of the history, causes, prevalence, consequences, treatments,and future trends in the prevenion of obesity. It integrates research from a range of disciplines in the biological and social sciences, as well as education and economics. The text explores current treatments for obesity, in addition to prevention programs in schools, the workplace, the community, and the arena of public policy. Since obesity is a burgeoning problem in the developing world, as well as having already reached epidemic proportions in many developed nations, the book also discusses international trends.


  1. Introduction
  2. Causes of Obesity
  3. Psychosocial Correlates and Consequences of Obesity
  4. Medical Correlates and Consequences of Obesity
  5. Current Treatments for Obesity
  6. Prevention of Obesity
  7. Conclusion: Global and Future Trends

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