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The Resource Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic, Laura Dawes

Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic, Laura Dawes

Label
Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic
Title
Childhood obesity in America
Title remainder
biography of an epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Laura Dawes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Main Description: A century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. No longer. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among American children has reached epidemic proportions. Childhood Obesity in America traces the changes in diagnosis and treatment, as well as popular understanding, of the most serious public health problem facing American children today. Excess weight was once thought to be something children outgrew, or even a safeguard against infectious disease. But by the mid-twentieth century, researchers recognized early obesity as an indicator of lifelong troubles. Debates about its causes and proper treatment multiplied. Over the century, fat children were injected with animal glands, psychoanalyzed, given amphetamines, and sent to fat camp. In recent decades, an emphasis on taking personal responsibility for one's health, combined with commercial interests, has affected the way the public health establishment has responded to childhood obesity-and the stigma fat children face. At variance with this personal emphasis is the realization that societal factors, including fast food, unsafe neighborhoods, and marketing targeted at children, are strongly implicated in weight gain. Activists and the courts are the most recent players in the obesity epidemic's biography. Today, obesity in this age group is seen as a complex condition, with metabolic, endocrine, genetic, psychological, and social elements. Laura Dawes makes a powerful case that understanding the cultural history of a disease is critical to developing effective health policy
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawes, Laura
Dewey number
618.92/398
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
RJ399.C6
LC item number
D39 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WS 115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity in children
  • Overweight children
  • Nutrition policy
  • Health promotion
  • Obesity
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition policy
  • Obesity in children
  • Overweight children
  • United States
  • Gesundheitsförderung
  • Fettsucht
  • Kind
  • Gesundheitspolitik
  • Übergewicht
Label
Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic, Laura Dawes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Measurement and diagnosis : How big is normal?: quantifying children's body size ; Measuring up: height-weight standards and diagnosis ; Sugar, spice, frogs, snails: the composition of the fat child ; Insides made easy: measuring and diagnosing obesity using body composition -- pt. 2. Causes and treatments : Something wrong inside: childhood obesity as a biological fault, and the hope for a drug treatment ; The enduring promise: the continued search for a pharmaceutical remedy ; Feeling fat: emotions and family as factors in childhood obesity ; Kalorie Kids: energy balance and the turn to child responsibility ; Summer slimming: fat camps as a diet-and-exercise obesity treatment -- pt. 3. Epidemic : Bigger bodies in a broken world : television and the epidemic of childhood obesity ; Fat kids go to court: legal action as public health response to childhood obesity -- Conclusion
Control code
883632116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369573
Lccn
2013039251
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674369573
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z5tvh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883632116
Label
Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic, Laura Dawes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Measurement and diagnosis : How big is normal?: quantifying children's body size ; Measuring up: height-weight standards and diagnosis ; Sugar, spice, frogs, snails: the composition of the fat child ; Insides made easy: measuring and diagnosing obesity using body composition -- pt. 2. Causes and treatments : Something wrong inside: childhood obesity as a biological fault, and the hope for a drug treatment ; The enduring promise: the continued search for a pharmaceutical remedy ; Feeling fat: emotions and family as factors in childhood obesity ; Kalorie Kids: energy balance and the turn to child responsibility ; Summer slimming: fat camps as a diet-and-exercise obesity treatment -- pt. 3. Epidemic : Bigger bodies in a broken world : television and the epidemic of childhood obesity ; Fat kids go to court: legal action as public health response to childhood obesity -- Conclusion
Control code
883632116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369573
Lccn
2013039251
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674369573
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z5tvh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883632116

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