Understanding Childhood Obesity

Understanding Childhood Obesity

by M.D., J. Clinton Smith, Clinton J. Smith, M. D. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578061334

ISBN-13: 9781578061334

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

In Understanding Childhood Obesity a physician offers a comprehensive guide that covers nearly every field of obesity research. He explores causes and methods of control, the body's physical and chemical makeup, prevention strategies, new treatments and behavior modifications, and future research possibilities.

About the Author:
Smith, M.D., J.

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Overview

In Understanding Childhood Obesity a physician offers a comprehensive guide that covers nearly every field of obesity research. He explores causes and methods of control, the body's physical and chemical makeup, prevention strategies, new treatments and behavior modifications, and future research possibilities.

About the Author:
Smith, M.D., J. Clinton is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has taught at Louisiana State University, practiced privately in pediatrics, and he has served as Medical Director to the Tennessee State Department of Health and Environment and as Executive Director of the Division of Medicaid to the Office of the Governor, State of Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578061334
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Understanding Health and Sickness Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Why Is Obesity an Important Health Problem in America?3
2Who Is Obese, and How Do We Know?17
3How Our Bodies Obtain Energy33
4Obesity: A Disorder of Energy50
5Some Factors That May Determine Obesity64
6What Can Be Done to Prevent Childhood Obesity?81
7If Prevention Doesn't Work99
8The Great Beyond: New Frontiers in the Treatment of Obesity122
Notes131
Glossary135
References140
Index149

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