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Experts agree that healthy eating habits and proper exercise should be an important part of a young adult's life. Unfortunately, studies have shown that both obesity and malnutrition are growing problems in the United States. This volume examines the causes of obesity, the pressures that young people face to look thin and attractive, and how lifestyle choices made during the teen years can have a great impact on adult health.
|Publisher:||Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight|
|Series:||Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||1360L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Introduction George Gallup 6
Dire Health Warning 9
The Science of Weight and Metabolism 15
Unhealthy Eating Habits 27
Health Consequences of Overweight and Obesity 45
Body image, Extreme Dieting, and the Media 65
Combating Obesity 77
Internet Resources 104
Further Reading 106