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The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Dana K. Cassell and David H. Gleaves, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816061971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6197-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 616.85
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 384

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...accurate, concise information concerning eating behaviors in a user-friendly format...Certainly topical, this encyclopedia will be most welcome in both the young adult and adult departments of public libraries of any size, community college libraries and undergraduate libraries, and high-school libraries."—Booklist

“The entries, clearly written and easily understood, will help readers find more information...An important addition to most public, special, and academic libraries."—Choice

The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition is more relevant now than ever before. Presently almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and 31 percent are obese. Eating disorders are now affecting a wider range of the population, particularly with increased diagnoses in men and boys, and the anti-carb craze has swept the country with potentially long-lasting ramifications for health and diet. New research has identified significant cultural and racial factors connected to obesity and eating disorders, and new products, such as “neutriceuticals,” have hit the market, contributing to misconceptions and uncertainty about healthy diets. This revised and expanded edition includes more than 450 entries, more than 140 of them new. Complete with a history of obesity and eating disorders; chronology of key events, research, and breakthroughs; tables listing key facts and statistics; and a directory of resources and Web sites, this single-volume reference is the first stop in any serious research of these troubling health afflictions.

New and revised entries include:

  • Advertising and obesity
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Atkins diet
  • Biotech foods
  • Body mass index
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cancer links to obesity
  • Dietary supplements
  • Food addiction
  • Genetic factors in eating disorders
  • Infant eating disorders
  • Media influence on eating disorders
  • Mind hunger
  • Obesity as a class issue
  • Purging disorder
  • School and obesity.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Dana K. Cassell has been a professional writer and editor of nonfiction for 31 years. She is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases and The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, both from the Library of Health and Living series. Her other books have included How to Advertise and Promote Your Retail Store, Making Money with Your Home Computer, and a ghosted book for two physicians. Cassell has also published more than 2,000 magazine articles, with several dozen for Drug Topics and others in the pharmaceutical/medical fields. She is also the executive director of the National Writers-Editors Network, based in New Hampshire.

David H. Gleaves, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist, is currently associate professor and director of the clinical psychology program at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was formerly a professor of psychology at Texas A&M University and director of research at the Renfrew Foundation. Gleaves has more than 20 years of experience researching and working with patients in the area of eating disorders. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association and has authored about 60 scholarly publications.

Reviews and Awards

"Providing up-to-date, concise information on a topic of great interest to the general public, the encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries."
Booklist

“The strength of this source is the wide range of information given about eating disorders and obesity…offers a good introduction and overview to the topics addressed. This work is most appropriate for academic libraries that field medical questions.”
—American Reference Books Annual

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