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(Book - 2011 )

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Provides different opinions on the subject of obesity.
Title: Obesity
Publisher: Detroit, MI :, Greenhaven Press,, c2011
Characteristics: 194 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Scott Barbour, book editor
Contents: Is obesity a serious problem? Obesity is a serious problem worldwide / World Health Organization ; The problem of obesity is exaggerated / Amy Winter ; Obesity is harmful to human health / Sarah Baldauf ; The health harms of obesity are overstated / Paul Campos ; Obesity in children is a serious problem / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; Obesity among minorities is a serious problem / Lenny Bernstein
What causes obesity? Food advertising contributes to obesity / Patti Miller ; Food advertising does not cause obesity / Paul Kurnit ; American farm subsidies contribute to obesity / Julie Gunlock ; American farm subsidies are not to blame for obesity / Jim Langcuster
Who should take responsibility for obesity? Doctors should take responsibility for obesity / Jeremy Brown ; Doctors cannot take full responsibility for obesity / Victoria McEvoy ; Individuals should take responsibility for obesity / Harold Brown ; Schools should take responsibility for obesity / Adam Bornstein
How can obesity be reduced? Dieting and exercise can help people lose weight / Anne Moore ; Dieting and exercise are largely ineffective / Judy Foreman ; Gastric bypass surgery can help people lose weight / Cassie Pisano, as told to Cristina Gonzalez ; Gastric bypass surgery can be dangerous and ineffective / Sabrina Rubin Erdely ; Regulating food advertising to children will reduce obesity / Susan Linn and Courtney L. Novosat ; Regulating food advertising to children will not reduce obesity / Brady Darvin ; Taxing sugary drinks will reduce obesity / Nicholas D. Kristof ; Taxing sugary drinks will not reduce obesity / William Saletan
Additional Contributors: Barbour, Scott - 1963-
ISBN: 0737749792
Branch Call Number: 616.398 O126 2011
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