Health Issues Caused by Obesity

Health Issues Caused by Obesity

by Jean Ford


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422230626
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Understanding Obesity Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Weighing In: Defining the Problem 9

2 Not So Sweet: Diabetes 25

3 The Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease 43

4 A Stealthy Invader: Cancer 59

5 Aching and Exhausted: Osteoarthritis and Sleep Apnea 69

6 Weighing on Your Mind: The Psychological Impact 79

7 Weighing the Costs 91

Series Glossary of Key Terms 99

Further Reading 101

For More Information 102

Index 103

About the Author & the Consultant 104

Picture Credits 104

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