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The Resource Fat nation : a history of obesity in America, Jonathan Engel

Fat nation : a history of obesity in America, Jonathan Engel

Label
Fat nation : a history of obesity in America
Title
Fat nation
Title remainder
a history of obesity in America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Engel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fat Nation is a social history of obesity in the United States since the second World War. In confronting this familiar topic from a historical perspective, Jonathan Engel attempts to show that obesity is a symptom of complex changes that have transpired over the past half century to our food, our living habits, our life patterns, our built environments, and our social interactions. He offers readers solid grounding in the known science underlying obesity (genetic set points, complex endocrine feedback loops, neurochemical messengering) but then makes the novel argument that obesity is a result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. That is, our bodies have always been programmed to become obese, but until recently never had the opportunity to do so. Now, with cheap calories ubiquitous (particularly in the form of sucrose), unwalkable physical spaces, deteriorating rituals and norms surrounding eating, and the withering of cooking skills, nearly every American daily confronts the challenge of not putting on weight. Given the outcomes, though, for those who are obese, Engel encourages us to address the problems and offers suggestions to help remedy the problem."--Amazon.com
Summary
The estimated annual health care cost of obesity-related illness in the United States is $190 billion, with countless more costs in lost mobility, vigor, and life-years. Here, Jonathan Engel reviews the sources of the problem as they have developed over the past 70 years and offers a realistic plan for helping address obesity
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10749352
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engel, Jonathan
Dewey number
362.1963/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Food habits
  • Food industry and trade
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyles
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of obesity in America
Label
Fat nation : a history of obesity in America, Jonathan Engel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Self control
  • Disparate impacts
  • What is to be done?
  • An old problem
  • Whence cometh fat?
  • The unwalkable landscape
  • Changing lives
  • Changing food/changing meals
  • Addicted to food
  • Finding the off switch
  • Exercise, drugs, and surgery
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 209 pages
Isbn
9781538117743
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018043678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052505868
Label
Fat nation : a history of obesity in America, Jonathan Engel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Self control
  • Disparate impacts
  • What is to be done?
  • An old problem
  • Whence cometh fat?
  • The unwalkable landscape
  • Changing lives
  • Changing food/changing meals
  • Addicted to food
  • Finding the off switch
  • Exercise, drugs, and surgery
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 209 pages
Isbn
9781538117743
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018043678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052505868

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