Obesity : Stigma, Trends, and Interventions

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Obesity is one of the defining health challenges of our generation. Studies project that, if current trends continue, more than 50% of the US population will have obesity within the next 20 years. Alarmingly, severe obesity appears to be increasing in prevalence faster than overweight or "routine" obesity. Illness associated with obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, steatohepatitis and sleep apnea, is experiencing a commensurate increase in prevalence and severity. The obesity health crisis threatens to overwhelm our health care system, shorten life expectancy for the first time in recorded history, and reduce quality of life for millions. The most successful and cost-effective approaches to this epidemic involve the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. Additionally, obesity is affected by a myriad of factors, including individual genetics, personal behaviors, family habits, school and community programs, state and federal policy, and environmental factors.

Obesity is one of the most complicated disease processes pediatricians deal with. It is a disease that is brought about by a myriad of causes and a disease that affects nearly every organ system in the body. This collection will give you easy access to topics that help you manage this challenging disease.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 5.08mm | 317.51g
  • Elk Grove Village, United States
  • English
  • 1610021827
  • 9781610021821

Table of contents

`Words Can Heal or Do Harm': Policy Addresses Ways to Reduce Weight Stigma
AAP News Original Publication November 20, 2017
Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents With Obesity
From the American Academy of Pediatrics Original Publication December 1, 2017
The Role of Children's Movies Weighs Heavily in the Tackling and Fumbling of Obesogenic Issues
Journals Blog Original Publication November 23, 2017
Obesogenic Behavior and Weight-Based Stigma in Popular Children's Movies, 2012 to 2015
Article Original Publication December 1, 2017
Study: Public Health Efforts Fail to Make Dent in Childhood Obesity
AAP News Original Publication February 26, 2018
Weighing in on Obesity Trends in US Children: The News Is Not Good
Journals Blog Original Publication February 28, 2018
Epidemic Childhood Obesity: Not Yet the End of the Beginning
Commentary Original Publication February 1, 2018
Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016
Article Original Publication March 1, 2018
Young Children With Severe Obesity: Who Are They and What Might We
Do Differently to Help Them
Journals Blog Original Publication March 1, 2018
Characteristics of Children 2 to 5 Years of Age With Severe Obesity
Article Original Publication March 1, 2018
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Obesity
Article Original Publication January 1, 2018
The Role of the Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity
From the American Academy of Pediatrics Original Publication July 1, 2015
How to Prevent Obesity Without Encouraging Eating Disorders
AAP News Original Publication August 22, 2016
Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents
From the American Academy of Pediatrics Original Publication August 1, 2016
An Integrated Clinic-Community Partnership for Child Obesity Treatment:
A Randomized Pilot Trial
Article Original Publication January 1, 2018
A Home Visiting Parenting Program and Child Obesity: A Randomized Trial
Article Original Publication February 1, 2018
A Tailored Family-Based Obesity Intervention: A Randomized Trial
Article Original Publication August 1, 2015
Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity Intervention
Article Original Publication November 1, 2017
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"Better information on focused subject matter."
Marion Henry, MD, MPH, FAAP "Enhances teaching and education opportunities in clinic with comprehensive focused review of evidence-based data."
Jeanie Prince, MD, FAAP "Pediatric Collections are helpful and informative; they have added to my understanding specific subject matter and facilitate advocacy involvement."
Roberet W. Sprunk, MD, FAAP "Concise and up to date relevant information on topics of interest. Pediatric Collection provide helpful talking points and advocacy ideas."
Ryan Hassan, MD, FAAP
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About American Academy of Pediatrics AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.
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