Obesity 2008

Obesity 2008

Who wants to be the first to congratulate me on my recent weight loss?

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How are you pulling the divisions, friend?

Richard Simmons on Capitol Hill

Obesity Surgery: Stories Of Altered Lives


The surprising and unpredictable story of the personal and social after-effects of rapid and dramatic weight loss. Using in-depth, first person accounts of 33 men and women who underwent weight-loss surgery, this book elaborates on the complexities of finally getting what you wished for – the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected. <br> • Suddenly being treated wel…

Obesity Epidemiology


During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated thirty percent of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only fifteen percent were. The issue is gaining greater attention with the CDC and with the public health world in general. This book will offer practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitabl…

Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity


The modern world is faced with a terrifying new ‘disease’, that of ‘obesity’. As people get fatter, we have come to see excess weight as unhealthy, morally repugnant and socially damaging. Fat it seems has long been a national problem and each age, culture and tradition have all defined a point beyond which excess weight is unacceptable, ugly or corrupting.This fascinating new book by Sand…