Eating Behavior And Obesity

Author: Shahram Heshmat
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106218
Size: 52.98 MB
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The text examines dietary choices and obesity through a multidisciplinary lens of biological, psychological, and social factors, and draws from the disciplines of behavioral economics, nutrition, public health, and health promotion. Based on the premise that humans are hardwired to make judgment errors and need a nudge to make decisions in their best interests, the book argues that increasing consumer well-being requires changing an individual's personal environment. It describes the power of irrational forces that compete with sensible judgment in regard to food choices, and provides strate

Obesity 101

Author: Lauren Rossen, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107443
Size: 39.57 MB
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Managing And Preventing Obesity

Author: Timothy Gill
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782420991
Size: 13.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Obesity is an increasing problem on a global scale, and strategies for its prevention involve experts from many disciplines including nutritionists, physicians, policy-makers and public health professionals. This book covers the latest advances in obesity development, management and prevention with specific focus on dietary interventions. Part one covers the development of obesity and key drivers for its continuation and increase. Part two looks at the role of specific dietary components in obesity management, and part three discusses the role of behavioural factors such as eating patterns in managing and preventing obesity. Part four focuses on structured dietary interventions for obesity treatment, and part five looks at public interventions and consumer issues. Reviews how different foods and diets can affect obesity management Examines various ways of preventing and treating obesity Explores how governments and industries are preventing and treating obesity

The Health Professional S Guide To Food Allergies And Intolerances

Author: Janice M. Vickerstaff Joneja
Publisher: American Dietetic Association
ISBN: 9780880914536
Size: 75.95 MB
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This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management. Features: * The science behind food allergies and food intolerances and how these two types of reactions differ. * The role of elimination diets and challenge protocols in identifying food sensitivities. * Symptoms, diagnosis and management of 24 foods and food components known to cause adverse reactions, including the "top ten" * Milk * Egg * Wheat * Corn * Peanuts * Soy * Tree Nuts * Shellfish * Fish

Marketing Nutrition

Author: Brian Wansink
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092791
Size: 78.76 MB
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Although encouraging people to eat more nutritiously can promote better health, most efforts by companies, health professionals, and even parents are disappointingly ineffective. Brian Wansink’s Marketing Nutrition focuses on why people eat the foods they do, and what can be done to improve their nutrition. Wansink argues that the true challenge in marketing nutrition lies in leveraging new tools of consumer psychology (which he specifically demonstrates) and by applying lessons from other products’ failures and successes. The key problem with marketing nutrition remains, after all, marketing.

Practical Guide To Obesity Medicine

Author: Jolanta Weaver
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323496008
Size: 15.57 MB
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Get a quick, expert overview of the many key facets of obesity management with this concise, practical resource by Dr. Jolanta Weaver. Ideal for any health care professional who cares for patients with a weight problem. This easy-to-read reference addresses a wide range of topics – including advice on how to "unpack" the behavioral causes of obesity in order to facilitate change, manage effective communication with patients suffering with weight problems and future directions in obesity medicine. Features a wealth of information on obesity, including hormones and weight problems, co-morbidities in obesity, genetics and the onset of obesity, behavioral aspects and psychosocial approaches to obesity management, energy and metabolism management, and more. Discusses pharmacotherapies and surgical approaches to obesity. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.

Addiction

Author: Shahram Heshmat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317684737
Size: 14.11 MB
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Addiction: A Behavioral Economic Perspective focuses on the behavioral economics of addiction to explain why someone decides and act against her own well-being. It answers the questions of what accounts for self-defeating behavior patterns and how do we best motivate individuals to act according with their long-term goals. A better understanding of decision processes will lead to an improved knowledge of why people engage in self-destructive behaviors and better policy interventions in areas of addiction and obesity. The approach also promises to be valuable as a framework for understanding decisions for an addict’s professional and business life. This book will be of particular use to clinicians, students, and researchers in the fields of addiction, public health, and behavior therapy.

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309133408
Size: 27.55 MB
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Children's health has made tremendous strides over the past century. In general, life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years since 1900 and much of this improvement is due to the reduction of infant and early childhood mortality. Given this trajectory toward a healthier childhood, we begin the 21st-century with a shocking developmentâ€"an epidemic of obesity in children and youth. The increased number of obese children throughout the U.S. during the past 25 years has led policymakers to rank it as one of the most critical public health threats of the 21st-century. Preventing Childhood Obesity provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U.S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence. Preventing Childhood Obesity explores the underlying causes of this serious health problem and the actions needed to initiate, support, and sustain the societal and lifestyle changes that can reverse the trend among our children and youth.

Global Perspectives On Childhood Obesity

Author: Debasis Bagchi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080961729
Size: 63.44 MB
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Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact of childhood obesity reaches beyond the individual family and into the public arenas of social systems and government policy and programs. Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity explores these with an approach that considers the current state of childhood obesity around the world as well as future projections, the most highly cited factors contributing to childhood obesity, what it means for the future both for children and society, and suggestions for steps to address and potentially prevent childhood obesity. This book will cover the multi-faceted factors contributing to the rapidly growing childhood obesity epidemic The underlying causes and current status of rapidly growing obesity epidemic in children in the global scenario will be discussed The strategies for childhood obesity prevention and treatment such as physical activity and exercise, personalized nutrition plans and school and community involvement will be presented

The Health Professional S Guide To Gastrointestinal Nutrition

Author: Laura E. Matarese
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780880914505
Size: 61.87 MB
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"This comprehensive reference work is written by prominent registered dietitian nutritionists and physicians specializing in gastrointestinal nutrition. Topics include: tests and procedures, nutrition assessment, GI tract disorders (inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and more), liver and pancreatic disorders, treatments and therapeutic interventions, including oncology, surgery, enteral and parenteral nutrition, probiotics, and nutraceuticals, legal and ethical issues. Each chapter emphasizes the essential information that RDNs need to know, such as the etiologies of specific GI disorders, associated nutrition-related problems, the risks and benefits of medical and nutrition interventions, and emerging areas of research. Numerous illustrations, algorithms, and tables are provided to facilitate the reader's understanding of the complexities of GI nutrition."--Back cover.