Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children by Peter G. Kopelman, Ian Caterson, William Dietz

By Peter G. Kopelman, Ian Caterson, William Dietz

Weight problems is a major challenge dealing with medical professionals within the twenty first century. This 3rd variation of a highly-respected textbook combines the most recent in scientific learn with a realistic method of consultant the profitable assessment, administration and remedy of the overweight sufferer together with the massive variety of issues and different stipulations which could come up by reason of it.

Written via specialists from world wide, this booklet is a very overseas paintings spotting that the strategy for the remedy and administration of weight problems may possibly range among differing ethnicities and in several nations. The publication addresses weight problems and its social and cultural facets, biology, linked illnesses, existence levels (pediatric and adult), administration, and environmental coverage techniques in six sections.  in addition to protecting the newest methods to remedy of weight problems, medical weight problems in Adults and kids considers the consequences of our environment, of gender and of tradition in this problem. 

this is often a useful source for all wellbeing and fitness care pros, learn scientists and public wellbeing and fitness practitioners serious about the prevention and care of sufferers who're vulnerable to weight problems or are already overweight.

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Derogatory weight-related stereotypes abound in popular culture and negative portrayals of overweight characters are abundant in television programs and movies [19]. One study examined 56 different television series and found that heavier characters were underrepresented compared to the actual population [20]. They also found heavier characters more likely to be in minor roles, less likely to be in romantic relationships, and more likely to be seen eating and to be the objects of humor. The conventional nature of “fat jokes” and weight-related stereotyping in the media contributes to the social acceptability of weight stigma.

They also found heavier characters more likely to be in minor roles, less likely to be in romantic relationships, and more likely to be seen eating and to be the objects of humor. The conventional nature of “fat jokes” and weight-related stereotyping in the media contributes to the social acceptability of weight stigma. Overweight people are one of the few remaining groups that can be openly ridiculed without public backlash. Unfortunately, this disrespect is a reality for increasing numbers of overweight people who are confronted with stereotypes and social denigration on a daily basis.

The effect of ethnicity on wages for obese women has been documented in studies of labor market outcomes which reported that body weight lowered wages for white women, but not for Hispanic or black women [18]. Among white women, a weight increase of two standard deviations (approximately 65 pounds) decreased their pay by 7%, which is equivalent to 3 years of work experience. Employment consequences are also evident from research showing that fewer obese employees are hired in high-level positions.

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