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Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Robert W. Jeffery, and Johannes Brug

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The case for a preventative approach to the obesity epidemic is compelling. Obesity poses what is arguably one of the most significant threats to population health that is currently faced. The data ... More


Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty

Adam Drewnowski

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Obesity in the United States is a socio-economic issue. Recent advances in geographic information system methodology can provide a better understanding of the impact of neighbourhood deprivation on ... More


The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the politics of health promotion in Denmark and England. Based on two areas of health interventions, namely obesity control and mental recovery, the book analyses how public health ... More


Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Alyshia Gálvez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291805
eISBN:
9780520965447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291805.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In the two decades since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, Mexico has seen an epidemic of diet-related illness. While globalization has been associated with an ... More


Effective Management of Obesity for School Children

Reshma B. Naidoo

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the Obesity Management Program (OMP), a school-based weight loss and behavioral modification program for overweight and obese individuals. The OMP is an individual therapy, and ... More


Sleep and respiratory disorders

Bradley A. Edwards and Garun S. Hamilton

in Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198778240
eISBN:
9780191823756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778240.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

A number of sleep-related breathing and respiratory disorders impact our ability to achieve a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, these disorders are becoming increasingly common—a phenomenon that has ... More


Gene × Environment Interaction in Obesity: The Contribution of Randomized Clinical Trials

Jeanne M. McCaffery and Caroline Y. Doyle

in Statistical Approaches to Gene X Environment Interactions for Complex Phenotypes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034685
eISBN:
9780262335522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034685.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Gene x environment (GxE) interaction is most commonly examined in epidemiologic studies.Yet randomized, controlled trials permit several methodological advantages to the detection of GxE.Primary ... More


Controlling the Black Body: Internal and External Challenges

Ula Yvette Taylor

in The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633930
eISBN:
9781469633954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces Burnsteen Sharrieff, W.D. Fard’s secretary, and the Final Call to Islam, a newspaper edited by Elijah Mohammad. Obsessed with maintaining a slim body, Allah Temple of Islam ... More


Movements of Luxurious Exuberance: Georges Bataille and Fat Politics

Lynne Gerber

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates fatness as sacred in a Bataillean sense and the possibilities and limitations of Bataille’s work for a fat politics of death and generosity. It examines a range of possible ... More


NAFTA: Free Trade in the Body

Alyshia Gálvez

in Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291805
eISBN:
9780520965447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291805.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The fourth chapter, “NAFTA: Free Trade in the Body,” describes the magnitude and characteristics of Mexico’s so-called obesity and diabetes epidemic and the current hypotheses for the causes and ... More


Fighting obesity in England

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

in The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in England. First, we look into some of the ... More


Governing obesity in Denmark

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

in The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in Denmark. If first examines how obesity ... More


Reframing Fatness: Critiquing ‘Obesity’

Bethan Evans and Charlotte Cooper

in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400046
eISBN:
9781474422178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Over the last twenty years or so, fatness, pathologised as overweight and obesity, has been a core public health concern around which has grown a lucrative international weight loss industry. ... More


Nutritional and Metabolic Adaptation

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

in Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199663927
eISBN:
9780191823206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The bulk of human evolution occurred in a nutritional milieu very different from the modern one, and the human genotype was selected to be well adapted to that milieu. There is a rising incidence of ... More


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