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Global Dimensions of Childhood Obesity
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Editors: Richard K. Flamenbaum
Book Description:
Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. This book presents ongoing and new research on a public health problem in virtually all developed countries.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Childhood Obesity in Transitional Countries: A South African Perspective; pp. 1-50
(J. Mukuddem-Peterson, Northwest University, South Africa)

Chapter 2. Child Overweight and Obesity in Global Perspective: Emergent Risks related to Household Wealth, Social Status and Urbanism in Developing Countries; pp. 51-68
(Alexandra Brewis, Arizona State University, USA and Mary C. Meyer, University of Georgia, USA)

Chapter 3. Childhood Obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; pp. 69-87
(Roya Kelishadi, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran)

Chapter 4. Adolescent Obesity: An Increasing Problem. Turkey and other Countries' Status; pp. 89-98
(Naci Íner, Trakya University, Turkey)

Chapter 5. Magnitude and Possible Contributors of Childhood Obesity in Iran: Implication for Action; pp. 99-126
(Behnoush Mohammadpour-Ahranjani et al., Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran)

Chapter 6. The Endogeneous Obesity we still Don't Recognize; pp. 127-138
(Geni Balaban and GisÚlia Alves Pontes da Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Childhood Obesity: The View from the Family; pp. 139-153
(Anders Lindelof)

Chapter 8. Development of Child Food Preferences: The Role of age, Experience and Exposure; pp. 155-168
(Meredith S. Dolan et al., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA)

Chapter 9. Obesity: Current Research and Dilemmas; pp. 169-198
(Roger J. Harris et al., University of London, UK)

Chapter 10. Childhood Obesity: Caregivers' Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Physical Activity and Inactivity; pp. 199-254
(Mozdeh B. Bruss et al., Western Michigan University, USA)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-037-2
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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