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You are currently browsing 1–7 of 7 new and published books in the subject of Obesity — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods

    The Legal Issues

    Edited by Tania Voon, Andrew Mitchell, Jonathan Liberman

    The need to reduce disability and premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasingly engaging international organisations and national and sub-national governments. In this book, experts from a range of backgrounds provide insights into the legal implications of regulating...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics

    Research, Critique and Interventions

    Edited by Lee Monaghan, Rachel Colls, Bethan Evans

    There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Applied Economics of Weight and Obesity

    Edited by Mark P. Taylor

    This volume consists of a broad selection of studies on the applied economics of weight and obesity. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics, and employ a variety of applied techniques across a range of countries. Some of the issues explored include: the relationship between childhood obesity...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Exercise and Chronic Disease

    An Evidence-Based Approach

    Edited by John Saxton

    It is now widely accepted that there are important links between inactivity and lifestyle-related chronic diseases, and that exercise can bring tangible therapeutic benefits to people with long-term chronic conditions. Exercise and Chronic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach offers the most...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The End of the Obesity Epidemic

    By Michael Gard

    Despite apocalyptic predictions from a vocal alliance of health professionals, politicians and social commentators that rising obesity levels would lead to a global health crisis, the crisis has not materialised. In this provocative follow up to his classic work of obesity scepticism, The Obesity...

    Published November 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Children, Obesity and Exercise

    Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

    Edited by Andrew P. Hills, Neil A. King, Nuala M. Byrne

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic. Children, Obesity and...

    Published July 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Obesity Epidemic

    Science, Morality and Ideology

    By Michael Gard, Jan Wright

    Increasing obesity levels are currently big news but do we think carefully enough about what this trend actually means? Everybody – including doctors, parents, teachers, sports clubs, businesses and governments – has a role to play in the ‘war on obesity’. But is talk of an obesity ‘crisis’...

    Published April 25th 2005 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Impact of New Health Imperatives on Educational Policy and Schooling
    Edited by Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Health, Food and Social Inequality
    By Carolyn Mahoney
    To Be Published January 31st 2015
  3. Clinical Exercise Science
    Edited by Andrew Scott, Christopher Gidlow
    To Be Published July 15th 2015

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