Obesity

Obesity

by Daniel Macmillan
     
 

An authoritative and remarkably clear presentation of the medical condition of obesity. This well-written account covers all aspects: metabolic, psychological, nutritional, genetic, the various treatments, and the consequences of obesity for the person's mental and physical health. See more details below

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An authoritative and remarkably clear presentation of the medical condition of obesity. This well-written account covers all aspects: metabolic, psychological, nutritional, genetic, the various treatments, and the consequences of obesity for the person's mental and physical health.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-McMillan examines the causes and health consequences of and treatment options for obesity. Marked by a more sophisticated vocabulary than is usual for a short introductory volume, his presentation is somewhat dry and makes some assumption of prior knowledge of medical terminology, e.g., endrocrine dysfunction, pituitary deficiency. The author is careful to distinguish between what is opinion and what can be supported by research. Charts and graphs are included, but there are no illustrations to break up the text. The text deals less with possible emotional causes and implications than do other titles about eating disorders. Better suited for reports than for self-help.-Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531112014
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Venture Books Series
Pages:
112
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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