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Encyclopedia of obesity / Kathleen Keller, general editor.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • 2 v. : ill., port.
Note:
"A Sage reference publication."
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • v. 1. A-I
  • About the editor
  • Introduction
  • Reader's guide
  • List of articles
  • List of contributors
  • Body mass index
  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Accessibility of foods
  • Acomplia
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Adipocytes
  • Adiponectin
  • Adrenergic receptors
  • Advertising
  • Africa, North
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • African Americans
  • Agouti and agouti related protein
  • Akokine
  • Alcohol
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Sports medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Obesity Association
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Amphetamines
  • Animal models of obesity
  • Animal QTLs (Quantitative trait locus)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiety
  • Appearance
  • Appetite control
  • Appetite signals
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, East
  • Asia, South
  • Asia, Southeast
  • Asian Americans
  • Assessment of obesity and health risks
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis in children
  • Atkins diet
  • Australia and Pacific
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Axokine
  • Back pain
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndromes
  • Bariatric surgery in children
  • Bariatric surgery in women
  • Barker hypothesis
  • Behavioral treatment of child obesity
  • Beverage choices in children
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • Blood lipids
  • Bod pod and pea pod
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body fat distribution in African Americans
  • Body fat distribution in Asian Americans
  • Body fat distribution in Hispanic Americans
  • Body image
  • Body image disorders
  • Body mass index
  • Bombesin
  • Breast cancer
  • Breastfeeding
  • Built environments
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium and dairy products
  • Caloric restriction
  • Cannabinoid system
  • Carbohydrate "addictions"
  • Carbohydrate and protein intake
  • Cardiovascular disease in African Americans
  • Cardiovascular disease in Asian Americans
  • Cardiovascular disease in Hispanic Americans
  • CART peptides
  • Caucasians
  • CD36 and FAT (fatty acid transporters)
  • Center for Maternal and Child Health
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Central America and Caribbean
  • Central nervous system
  • Central obesity
  • Changing children's food habits
  • Childhood obesity as a risk factor for adult overweight
  • Childhood obesity treatment centers in the United States
  • Childhood onset eating disorders
  • Child obesity programs
  • Children and diets
  • Children's television programming
  • Cholecystokinin
  • Chromium picolinate
  • CNS/hypothalmic energy sensing
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Colon cancer
  • Combined approaches to treatment
  • Community programs to prevent obesity
  • Compulsive overeating
  • computerized tomography
  • Computers and the media
  • Conditioned food preferences
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease in women
  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone
  • Cortisol
  • Cost of medical obesity treatments
  • Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
  • C-reactive protein
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Cytokines
  • Db/Db mouse
  • Department of agriculture
  • Department of Health and Human SErvices
  • Depression
  • DEXA (Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry)
  • Dexatrim
  • Dietary restraint
  • Dieting : good or bad?
  • Diet myths
  • Dilution techniques
  • Disinhibited eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Dominican Americans
  • Dopamine
  • Doubly labeled water
  • Down's syndrome
  • Drugs and food
  • Drugs that block fat cell formation
  • Drug targets that decrease food intake/appetite
  • DSM-IV
  • Early onset menarche and obesity in women
  • Eating disorders and athletes
  • Eating disorders and gender
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Eating disorders in school children
  • Eating out in the United States
  • Economic disparities among obesity in women
  • Economics of obesity
  • EDNOS
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Endometrial and uterine cancers
  • Energy density
  • Energy expenditure technologies
  • Ephedra
  • Epistatic effects of genes on obesity
  • Estrogen levels
  • Estrogen-related receptor
  • Ethnic disparities in obesity among women
  • Ethnic disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity
  • Ethnic variations in body fat storage
  • Ethnic variations in obesity-related health risks
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Western
  • Exercise
  • Expanded food and nutrition program
  • External controls
  • Familial lipodystrophies
  • Families of eating disorder patients
  • Family behavioral interventions
  • Family therapy in the treatment of overweight children
  • Fast food
  • Fat acceptance
  • Fat intake
  • Fat taste
  • Fatty acid transport proteins
  • Fatty liver
  • Federal initiatives to prevent obesity
  • Feminist perspective and body image disorders
  • Fenfluramine
  • Fertility
  • Fiber and obesity
  • Fitness
  • Flavor : taste and smell
  • Flavor programming and childhood food preferences
  • Folic acid and neural tube defects
  • Food "addictions"
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food guide pyramid
  • Food insecurity and obesity
  • Food intake assessments in children
  • Food intake patterns
  • Food labeling
  • Food marketing to children
  • Food preferences
  • Food reward
  • Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Functional foods
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Future of medical treatments for obesity
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gastroplasty
  • Genetic influences on eating disorders
  • Genetic mapping of obesity-related genes
  • Genetics
  • Genetic taste factors
  • Genomics
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Ghrelin
  • Glucagon receptor
  • Glucocordicoids
  • Glucokinase
  • Gout
  • Government agencies
  • Governmental policy and obesity
  • Governmental subsidizing of energy dense foods
  • G-protein coupled receptors
  • Growth hormone
  • Gustatory system
  • Habituation
  • HDL receptors
  • Head start
  • Health coverage of gastric surgeries
  • health disparities
  • NIH strategic plan
  • Healthy eating index
  • Healthy people 2010
  • High-carbohydrate diets
  • High-density diets
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Histamines
  • Hormone disorders
  • Hormone sensitive lipase
  • Human QTLs
  • Hunger
  • Hydrodensitrometry
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in African Americans
  • Hypertension in animal models
  • Hypertension in Asian Americans
  • Hypertension in children
  • Hypertension in Hispanic Americans
  • Hypertension pharmacotheraphy
  • Hypothalamus
  • Hypothryrodism
  • Immigration and obesity
  • Implications of gestational development
  • Implications of restriction of foods on child feeding habits
  • Impotence
  • Impulsivity
  • Inaccessibility of exercise
  • Income level
  • Increased reliance on automobiles
  • Increasing portion sizes
  • Increasing portion sizes
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Infant growth rate
  • Infant weight gain and childhood overweight
  • Inflammation
  • Inherited taste preferences
  • Insulin
  • Insulin-like growth factors
  • Interleukins
  • International Obesity Task Force
  • Intestinal microflora concentrations
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • In utero programming
  • Jenny Craig
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lap band
  • L.A. Weight Loss
  • LDL receptors
  • Leptin
  • Leptin supplements
  • Liking vs. wanting
  • Lipoprotein lipase
  • Liquid diets
  • Loneliness
  • Low birth weight
  • Low-calorie diets
  • Low-density lipoproteins
  • Low-fat diets
  • Macrodiets
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scans
  • Maternal influences on child feeding
  • Medical interventions for children
  • Medications that affect nutrient partitioning
  • Medications that increase body weight
  • Medication therapy after bariatric surgery
  • Medifast
  • Mendelian disorders related to obesity
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual problems
  • Metabolic disorders and childhood obesity
  • Metabolic rate
  • Metformin
  • Mexican Americans
  • Microarray analysis
  • Middle East
  • Monogenic effects that result in obesity
  • Mood and food
  • Morbid obesity in children
  • Morbid obesity in men
  • Morbid obesity in women
  • Mortality and obesity
  • Multidisciplinary bariatric programs
  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National weight loss efforts for children
  • Native Americans
  • Neuropeptides
  • Neurotransmitters
  • New candidate obesity genes
  • New drug targets that prevent fat absorption
  • New drug targets to improve insulin sensitivity
  • New drug targets to increase metabolic rate
  • NIDDK
  • Night eating syndrome
  • Non-diet approaches
  • Noradrenergic drugs
  • Norepinephrine
  • North America
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • NPY (neuropeptide Y)
  • Nutrient reward
  • Nutrisystem
  • Nutrition and nutritionists
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutritions fads
  • Obese women and marriage
  • Obese women and social stigmatization
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • Obesity and academic performance
  • Obesity and cancer
  • Obesity and drug use
  • Obesity and socioeconomic status
  • Obesity and sports
  • Obesity and the brain
  • Obesity and the immune system
  • Obesity and the media
  • Obesity and viruses
  • Obesity in schools
  • Ob/Ob mouse
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
  • Office of Minority Health
  • Olfactory system
  • Opioid receptor
  • Opioids
  • Optifast
  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Overall diet quality
  • Overweight children and school performance
  • Overweight children and the media
  • Oxytocin and food intake
  • Palatability
  • Parental and home environments
  • Patient sensitivity
  • Peer influences on obesity in children
  • Perilipins
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Personal relationships and obesity
  • Pharmacological treatment of childhood obesity
  • Physical activity and obesity
  • Physical activity in children
  • Physical activity patterns in the obese
  • Physician-assisted weight loss
  • Physiological aspects of anorexia nervosa
  • Physiological aspects of bulimia nervosa
  • Pima Indians
  • Pituitary gland
  • Policy to prevent obesity
  • Polycystic ovary disease
  • POMC (proopiomelanocortin)
  • Portion control
  • PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity in developing countries
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity in the Unites States
  • Prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide
  • Prevalence of disordered eating
  • Prevalence of obesity in U.S. women
  • Prevention
  • Prostate cancer
  • Protein kinase
  • Psychiatric medicine and obesity
  • Puerto Rican Americans
  • Qualifications for gastric surgery
  • Quality of life
  • Quantitative trait locus mapping
  • Respiratory problems
  • Rimonabant
  • Roux-en-y-gastric bypass
  • Safe play opportunities for children
  • Safety of urban environments
  • Satietin
  • School-based interventions to prevent obesity in children
  • School lunch programs
  • Self-esteem and children's weight
  • Self-esteem and obesity
  • Self-esteem in obese women
  • Sensory-specific satiety
  • Serotonergic medications
  • Set or settling point
  • Sexual abuse and eating disorders
  • Sexual health
  • Shape Up America!
  • Sibutramine (Meridia)
  • Sisters Together
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep duration and obesity
  • Slim-Fast
  • Smoking
  • SNP Technologies
  • Social marketing and obesity
  • Soda and soft drinks
  • South America
  • South Beech diet
  • State and local initiatives to prevent obesity
  • Stereotypes and obesity
  • Steroids
  • Stigmas against overweight children
  • Stress
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Stroke
  • Sugar and fat substitutes
  • Suicidality
  • Supersizing
  • Supplements and obesity
  • Support groups
  • Support groups for obese women
  • Sweet taste
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Taste aversion learning
  • Taste reactivity
  • Taxation of unhealthy foods
  • Television
  • Three-D image reconstruction
  • Thrifty gene hypothesis
  • Thyroid gland
  • Thyroid medications
  • TNF (tumor nucrosis factors)
  • Toxic environment
  • Transgenics and knockouts for obesity-related genes
  • Translational research
  • Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders
  • Tryptophan
  • Tubby candidate gene
  • Twin studies and genetics of obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Uncoupling proteins
  • Urinary incontinence in severe obesity in women
  • Uterine cancers
  • Variety of foods and obesity
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Very low-calorie diets
  • Viral causes
  • Visceral adipose tissue
  • Volumetrics
  • Waist circumference
  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Water and obesity
  • Weight-control information network
  • Weight cycling and yo-yo dieting
  • Weight discrimination
  • Weight Watchers
  • Well-being
  • Western diet
  • Whole-body potassium counting
  • Women and diabetes
  • Women and dieting
  • World patterns
  • Zone, The
  • Resource guide
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Index.
Publisher's Summary:
Obesity is a serious health issue and is a key discussion and research area in many disciplines from the social sciences and physical education to the health sciences. "The Encyclopedia of Obesity" is a comprehensive set containing nearly 500 entries that addresses the broad scope of the obesity epidemic, from molecular and genetic causes to the treatment of this disease at a large scale, public policy level. The editors have chosen topics that capture the current climate of obesity research, while still addressing and defining the core concepts related to this disease. Additionally, the majority of entries have been provided by experts from the medical and scientific research community. In many cases, entries are written by pioneering or premiere researchers in the topic at hand.This two-volume Encyclopedia provides a catalogue of entries from a variety of expert contributors from a vast array of disciplines, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, pharmaceuticals, and many others to summarize pertinent topics in obesity, and related health conditions.Scholars, educators, researchers, physicians, and the general public will be able to access this resource for current, factual details on topics related to this growing epidemic. This new encyclopedia will be the most reliable, accurate, and thorough resource for information about obesity.'Moving Forward in an Ever Expanding World' in this section Kathleen Keller addresses the topic of a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity. Covering recent lawsuits on fast food industries and airlines, discussing how these are telling of the decades to come. In addition, this text will look at the new frontiers on obesity treatment and research and the importance of prevention in children, and in studying obesity in a variety of ethnic groups and in developing countries.This publication will serve as a general and non-technical resource for biology, sociology, health studies, and other social science students and educators who wish to understand the development of obesity as it prevails in the United States and worldwide. It will for the first time, allow scholars who are conducting research to access hundreds of topics related to obesity, all within a single text. The convenient organization of this text will assist readers most when they have a specific term they wish to investigate, however, for readers who do not know the specific search term, each article is cross-referenced with other article headings.Major themes that are addresses are as follows: the prevalence of obesity (worldwide and U.S.), gender and obesity, leading institutions that are dedicated to fighting obesity, food industries, biological and genetic contributors, environmental contributors, social influences and outcomes on obesity, psychological influences//outcomes of obesity, health implications of obesity, treatments for obesity (medical and dietary), disordered eating patterns, public health issues related to obesity, obesity and the brain, ethnicity and obesity, and new frontiers in obesity research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Keller, Kathleen.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781412952385
1412952387

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