Understanding Childhood Obesity

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
1. Why Is Obesity an Important Health Problem in America?3
2. Who Is Obese, and How Do We Know?17
3. How Our Bodies Obtain Energy33
4. Obesity: A Disorder of Energy50
5. Some Factors That May Determine Obesity64
6. What Can Be Done to Prevent Childhood Obesity?81
7. If Prevention Doesn't Work99
8. The Great Beyond: New Frontiers in the Treatment of Obesity122
Notes131
Glossary135
References140
Index149

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Understanding Childhood Obesity 1
  • 1. - Why is Obesity an Important Health Problem in America? 3
  • 2. - Who is Obese, and How Do We Know? 17
  • 3. - How Our Bodies Obtain Energy 33
  • 4. - Obesity: a Disorder of Energy 50
  • 5. - Some Factors That May Determine Obesity 64
  • 6. - What Can Be Done to Prevent Childhood Obesity? 81
  • 7. - If Prevention Doesn't Work 99
  • 8. - The Great Beyond: New Frontiers in the Treatment of Obesity 122
  • Notes 131
  • Glossary 135
  • References 140
  • Index 149
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