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The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work -- and what does, Robyn Toomath

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The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work -- and what does
Title
The obesity epidemic
Title remainder
why diets and exercise don't work -- and what does
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Toomath
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Language
eng
Summary
In a world where charlatans promise to fix the alarming obesity epidemic with a silver-bullet diet or trendy new exercise program, Robyn Toomath, a physician and realist, steps out of the fray to deliver some tough news: it's really hard to lose weight. Dispelling common myths and telling provocative truths about weight gain--and loss--The Obesity Epidemic is an engaging investigation into the complicated factors that lead to obesity. While genes certainly play a part, Toomath argues, more people are fat than ever before because most of us consume significantly more calories than we did 30 years ago. But why? The answer, she asserts, is the commodification of food created by junk food advertising coupled with urbanization, globalization, and trade agreements. And while government, advertisers, gyms, and the weight loss industry keep pushing solutions that science shows do not work--from extreme exercise regimens and fad dieting to prohibitively expensive surgeries, pills, and misguided education campaigns--Toomath outlines what just might make a difference in terms of helping people truly control their weight. Drawing on the latest research and her twenty years of working with overweight patients, Dr. Toomath argues that even strongly determined people who are offered appealing incentives typically cannot lose weight permanently. Instead of demonizing people by treating weight as an issue of personal or even moral responsibility, Dr. Toomath makes it clear that nothing will change until we make it easy, not all but impossible, for people to eat healthily. Raising important questions about obesity, Toomath sidesteps the standard sound bites and puts an end to the myth of personal responsibility for body size by focusing on the environment all around us.--
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Toomath, Robyn
Dewey number
362.196398
Index
index present
LC call number
RC628
LC item number
.T66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
RC628
NAL item number
.T66 2017
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
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Toomath, Robyn
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  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Food industry and trade
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss
Label
The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work -- and what does, Robyn Toomath
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2016 by Auckland University Press as Fat science : why diets and exercise don't work - and what does."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: We all want to be thin. Why aren't we? Does dieting work? ; Is exercise the answer? ; Can drugs or surgery make us thin? ; Is fatness inherited? -- Part 2: Why our modern world makes us fat. How new ways of living have led to new ways of eating ; How the economies of food puts more of it on our plates ; How we're sold on junk food ; How the overweight are stigmatized -- Part 3: What we can do about it. How governments can flick the switch -- Conclusion: Rise up! -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn961410129
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781421422497
Lccn
2016949856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421422497
  • (OCoLC)961410129
Label
The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work -- and what does, Robyn Toomath
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2016 by Auckland University Press as Fat science : why diets and exercise don't work - and what does."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: We all want to be thin. Why aren't we? Does dieting work? ; Is exercise the answer? ; Can drugs or surgery make us thin? ; Is fatness inherited? -- Part 2: Why our modern world makes us fat. How new ways of living have led to new ways of eating ; How the economies of food puts more of it on our plates ; How we're sold on junk food ; How the overweight are stigmatized -- Part 3: What we can do about it. How governments can flick the switch -- Conclusion: Rise up! -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn961410129
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781421422497
Lccn
2016949856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421422497
  • (OCoLC)961410129

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