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Author Engel, Jonathan, author.

Title Fat nation : a history of obesity in America / Jonathan Engel.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (v, 209 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An old problem -- Whence cometh fat? -- The unwalkable landscape -- Changing lives -- Changing food/changing meals -- Addicted to food -- Finding the off switch -- Exercise, drugs, and surgery -- Self control -- Disparate impacts -- What is to be done?
Summary The estimated annual health care cost of obesity-related illness in the United States is 190 billion, with countless more costs in lost mobility, vigor, and life-years. Here, Jonathan Engel reviews the sources of the problem as they have developed over the past 70 years and offers a realistic plan for helping address obesity.
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Subject Obesity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Obesity -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 21st century
Subject Food habits -- United States.
Food habits.
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Nutrition -- United States.
Lifestyles -- Health aspects -- United States.
Lifestyles -- Health aspects.
United States.
Food industry and trade.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title History of obesity in America
Other Form: Print version: Engel, Jonathan. Fat nation. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] 9781538117743 (DLC) 2018043678
ISBN 9781538117750 (electronic book)
1538117754 (electronic book)
9781538117743 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)