by Arthur Gillard

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769388
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2013
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 An Overview of Dieting David Helwig Teresa G. Odle 10

2 Dieting for Weight Loss Is Completely Ineffective Megan McArdle 16

3 Effective Use of Willpower Facilitates Dieting Pat Koch 25

4 Yo-Yo Dieting Is Healthier than Not Dieting Ken Tudor 30

5 It Is Not Necessary to Lose Weight to Be Healthy Linda Bacon 34

6 The Government Has an Important Role to Play in Combating Obesity Pamela Peeke, as told to Katy Waldman 40

7 Synthetic Chemicals That Disrupt Metabolism May Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic Laura Fraser 47

8 Why the Campaign to Stop America's Obesity Crisis Keeps Failing Gary Taubes 54

9 The "Obesity Epidemic" Is Not a Threat to Public Heal Paul Campos 63

10 The Obesity Epidemic Is a Serious Threat to Public Health David Katz 69

11 A Woman Describes the Consequences of Dieting to Try to Be Like Her Naturally Thin Sister Eva Believer 76


What You Should Know About Dieting 82

What You Should Do About Dieting 90

Organizations to Contact 94

Bibliography 100

Index 104

Picture Credits 110

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