English | 392 pages | Facts on File; 3rd Edition (September 14, 2006) | 0816061971 | PDF | 3.19 Mb
The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition ismore relevant now than ever before. Presently, almost two-thirds ofAmerican adults are overweight and 31 percent are obese. Eatingdisorders are now affecting a wider range of the population, particularlywith increased diagnoses in men and boys, and the anti-carb crazehas swept the country with potentially long-lasting ramifications forhealth and diet. New research has identified significant cultural andracial factors connected to obesity and eating disorders, and newproducts, such as neutriceuticals, have hit the market, contributing tomisconceptions and uncertainty about healthy diets. This revised andexpanded edition includes more than 400 entries, more than 140 ofthem new.