Globesity: 10 Things You Didn't Know Were Making You Fat

Globesity: 10 Things You Didn't Know Were Making You Fat

by Clare Fleishman RD MS

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Globesity: 10 Things You Didn't Know Were Making You Fat by Clare Fleishman RD MS

There's no denying that the world is FAT, and getting FATTER. In a fascinating search for why so many of us are tipping the scales, registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman discovers that obesity is more than just Big Macs and lack of will power.

Learn how the world around you affects your weight and discover the surprising answers to questions like

Can you catch obesity like the common cold?
Which pollutants make us pack on the pounds?
Why has the rapid rise in obesity mirrored air conditioner usage?

With a world-wide scientific approach, this fast-paced analysis examines how unforeseen consequences of modern life have literally re-shaped society. Anyone who ever struggled with weight will find a fresh approach to a stubborn problem, and new solutions to help lighten the load.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462112968
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Addicted to Cool: Air-Conditioning & Obesity 11

2 Backside Effects: Drugs & Obesity 35

3 Price of Effluence: Pollution & Obesity 59

4 Suburban Legends: Sprawl & Obesity 81

5 The Fear Factor: Crime & Obesity 97

6 Drive-by Feedings: Toxic Food Landscape & Obesity 113

7 Fat Is Contagious: Microbes & Obesity 149

8 Fat or Flight Response: Stress & Obesity 171

9 Pumped Up: Food Additives & Obesity 193

10 You Snooze, You Lose Weight: Sleep & Obesity 221

Afterword 241

Notes 245

Index 287

Acknowledgments 296

About the Author 298

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lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
WOW! WHO KNEW? Now YOU will know! Obesity has become a world-wide problem...It is all around the globe... We are facing "globesity"! After much study Clare Fleishman, MS, RD, has found 10 things that are making us FAT. They are: *Air-conditioners *Medicines *Pollution *Suburban Sprawl *Crime *Toxic Food Landscapes *Microbes *Stress *Food Additives *Sleep Deprivation Packed with information on why these things are making us obese! And my FAVORITE PART ~ Clare gives SOLUTIONS to these problems. Find out how you can change this world-wide problem...