The Origin of Overweight

The Origin of Overweight

by Yvonne Foss

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Overview

The Origin of Overweight by Yvonne Foss

Why is it so easy to gain weight and yet so difficult to lose it?

Why is extra weight so bad for your health if it is just a store of energy?

Why have no safe and effective weight-loss drugs been developed?

Why is obesity higher among the rich in poor countries and among the poor in rich countries?

Why is the prevalence of obesity particularly high in island nations?

What can we all do immediately (whatever our size) to improve our health and prevent weight gain?

The Origin of Overweight investigates the link between vitamin D and body weight. This eye-opening exploration reveals that the effect of fossil fuel emissions on ultraviolet radiation is one aspect of climate change that has been overlooked - yet it could be the main cause of the rise in obesity. It shows why a deeper understanding of biology and climate change is necessary to deal with the problem of overweight and obesity, and why our obsession with the usual suspects of food, drink, diet, and exercise is having little effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993004216
Publisher: Lilian John Books
Publication date: 11/26/2015
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Foss graduated from King's College London and worked as a postgraduate in medical research. She is the author of 'Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of common obesity', one of the most downloaded and cited papers published in the journal 'Medical Hypotheses'. She is a member of the Royal Society of Biology.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
A Tribute to Scientists
Acknowledgements
The Great Epidemic of the Global Age
Introduction: Shedding Sunlight on Overweight
PART I: VITAMIN D
Chapter 1: Helpful Radiation
Chapter 2: Vitamin D Poverty
Chapter 3: Atmospheric Obstruction
Chapter 4: The Sunlight Paradox
PART II: WEIGHT
Two Humans and Two Habitats
Chapter 5: Fatstat Facts
Chapter 6: Ice Age Endurance
PART III: UNDERSTANDING
AND TACKLING OVERWEIGHT
Chapter 7: An Evolutionary Exploration
Chapter 8: Weightonomics
The End of the Great Epidemic of the Global Age
Chapter 9: The Reversal Strategy
Chapter 10: Crisps - Short Answers to 100 Questions About Overweight
APPENDIX
A Summary of Research Findings into Overweight and Vitamin D
NOTES, REFERENCES, AND FURTHER READING
Index

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