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HUMAN ECOLOGY

HUMAN OBESITY: A MAJOR HEALTH BURDEN

KAUSHIK BOSE (Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India)

2005• Pages: 112• Size: 180x240• ISBN 81-85264-39-2 • Binding: Hard•

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(Human Ecology Special Issue No. 13)

ECOLOGY, CULTURE, NUTRITION, HEALTH AND DISEASE

Obesity has emerged as the most prevalent serious public health problem of our time. It is a condition of excessive fat accumulation in adipose tissue, to the extent that health may be impaired. Certain detrimental effects to health are attributed to obesity. Obesity may develop at any age in either sex. Several factors may contribute to the development of obesity. Obesity develops over time and, once it develops, is difficult to treat. Obesity should not be regarded simply as a cosmetic problem affecting certain individuals, but a crisis that threatens global well-being. In the next two decades, the control and management of obesity is the biggest challenge facing Mankind. Serious coordinated efforts are required from anthropologists, bio-medical scientists, bureaucrats, doctors, health professionals and all others interested in the study of obesity, to launch a successful campaign to counter this scourge. Moreover, global as well as local policies must be formulated and implemented to address the problem of obesity. The volume has sixteen papers that are on human obesity which is a major health problem.

CONTENTS

Preface

  1. ASHISH MUKHOPADHYAY, MITHU BHADRA AND KAUSHIK BOSE  Human Obesity: A Background
  2. JEAN PETERS, ELIZABETH ELLIS, ELIZABETH GOYDER AND LINDSAY BLANK Obesity: Tackling the Problem at a Community Level
  3. JONATHAN C. K. WELLS  Evolution of the Human Profile of Fatness
  4. STANLEY J. ULIJASZEK  Obesity in Pacific Island Nations
  5. NICOLA ABATE AND MANISHA CHANDALIA  Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Migrant South Asians
  6. R. KHONGSDIER  Under- and Over-nutrition with Special Reference to the Significance of Developmental Plasticity in Understanding Obesity and Associated Morbidity in Developing Countries
  7. NOEL CAMERON  Childhood Obesity in Developing Countries
  8. JORGE MOTA  Physical Activity and Obesity in Children
  9. H. SALOME KRUGER  Pregnancy Outcomes of Overweight and Normal Weight Women in a South African Outpatient Clinic
  10. MITHU BHADRA, ASHISH MUKHOPADHYAY AND KAUSHIK BOSE  Overweight and Obesity Among Adult Bengalee Hindu Women of Kolkata, India
  11. MACIEJ HENNEBERG AND DAISY VEITCH  Is Obesity as Measured by Body Mass Index, and Waist Circumference in Adult Australian Women 2002 Just a Result of the Lifestyle
  12. THANDI PUOANE, HAZEL BRADLEY AND GAIL D. HUGHES  Obesity Among Black South African Women
  13. ABDULRAHMAN O. MUSAIGER AND NORA E. SHAHBEEK  The Relationship between Obesity and Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in the Arab Women
  14. RAJEEV GUPTA, MUKESH SARNA, PRIYANKA RASTOGI, VIJAY KAUL AND V.P. GUPTA Association of Obesity with Coronary Risk Factors in the North Indian Bhatia Community : Jaipur Heart Watch-
  15. P. VENKATRAMANA, P. CHANDRASEKHAR RAO, P. ANNAIAH, P. MADHAVI AND P. CHENGAL REDDY  Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among the Rural Populations of Andhra Pradesh
  16. ARTURO RODRÍGUEZ-OJEA MENÉNDEZ AND SANTA JIMÉNEZ ACOSTA  Is Obesity a Health Problem in Cuba?

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