Human Culture and the Global Epidemic of Obesity
- America is fat! Sedgwick, John // Self;Jan95, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p82
Focuses on the increase in the number of obese Americans. Health hazards of obesity; Health care expenses imposed by overweight individuals; Factors attributable to obesity; Failure of national efforts to lose weight such as Nutri/System and Optifast; National demonization of fat as a reflection...
- Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults. CROSWELL, JENNIFER; LUGER, SHELLY // American Family Physician;11/15/2012, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p947
The article presents questions and answers related to a case report of a 40-year-old female patient with obesity.
- Obesity in Britain: Gluttony or sloth? Prentice, Andrew M.; Jebb, Susan A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/12/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7002, p437
Explores the impact of high-fat diet and low physical activity on the prevalence of clinical obesity in Great Britain. Department of Health statistics; Susceptibility to obesity; Evidence implicating gluttony and sloth; Recommendations to address the problems.
- Health promotion strategies for obese patients. Miller, Wayne C. // Healthy Weight Journal;May/Jun97, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p47
Discusses intervention strategies for promoting health in obese persons. Ineffectiveness of diet programs; Absence of evidence linking reduced mortality to weight loss; Behavioral self-monitoring; Exercise; Food intake; Psychologic component of intervention plan.
- Introduction. Garcia, Victor F. // Fitness Factor: The Importance of Physical Activity & Exercise;2005, p7
This article provides information on the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. Obesity is a chronic and often-fatal disease that accounts for 400,000 deaths each year. It is second only to smoking as a cause of premature death in the U.S. People suffering from obesity need understanding, support and...
- Mississippi, Growing. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug2008, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p42
The article presents information on the results of a health survey conducted to find the percentage of obese people. According to the survey, Mississippi has the highest percentage of obese people in the U.S. It is stated that three in 10 Mississippians are obese. It is also speculated that the...
- From Flabby to Fit. Kindela, Jerry // Men's Fitness;Feb2002, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p26
Comments on the prevalence of obesity in the United States. Percentage of the population that is overweight; Complications associated with obesity; Story behind the success of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in its health-and-fitness awareness programs.
- What's wrong with this picture? // Prevention;Aug2006, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p76
The article reports that sixty-four percent of American adults are overweight or obese; which is the same percentage of Americans who claim to be healthy eaters. The statistics come from AROQ Research, CDC.
- ARE POOR HEALTH HABITS A DISEASE? // Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);11/14/2003, Issue 207, p2
U.S. is an obese nation, land of the free and the plump. Obese people are so numerous they even have a powerful lobbying arm, the American Obesity Association (OBA). The OBA has made much progress having obesity recognized as a disease in order that obese are treated as victims or at least...