Physical inactivity, appetite regulation and obesity

King, Neil A., Colley, Rachel C., Byrne, Nuala M., Hills, Andrew P., & Blundell, John E. (2010) Physical inactivity, appetite regulation and obesity. In Tsichlia, Gina & Johnstone, Alexandra M. (Eds.) Fat Matters : From Sociology to Science. M&K Publishing, Cumbria, England, pp. 105-114.

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In a consumerist society obsessed with body image and thinness, obesity levels have reached an all-time high. This multi-faceted book written by a range of experts, explores the social, cultural, clinical and psychological factors that lie behind the Obesity Epidemic . It is required reading for the many healthcare professionals dealing with the effects of obesity and for anyone who wants to know more about the causes of weight gain and the best ways of dealing with it. Fat Matters covers a range of issues from sociology through medicine to technology. This is not a book for the highly specialised expert. Rather it is a book that shows the diversity of approaches to the phenomenon of obesity, tailored to the reader who wants to be up-to-date and well-informed on a subject that is possibly as frequently discussed and as misunderstood as the weather.

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ID Code: 34348
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Contents include:
Female form in the media Social determinants of obesity Assessing fatness The technology of obesity Homo Adipatus a new species Obesity and weight loss The patient s perspective The patient and the expert working together in weight management Physical inactivity, appetite regulation and obesity Obesity, a psychological condition?
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Keywords: Physical Activity, Obesity, Appetite
ISBN: 9781905539390
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 M&K Publishing
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