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Title Slim chance fat hope : society's obsession with thinness / editor, Catherine Tay Swee Kian.
Imprint Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2004.

Subject Weight loss -- Singapore.
Reducing diets -- Singapore.
Obesity -- Singapore.
Body image -- Social aspects -- Singapore.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Tay, Catherine Swee Kian.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Note "Supported by Eu Yan Sang [and] AIBI."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Medical / Science Perspective -- -- The management of body weight / Tey Beng Hea -- The genetic basis of obesity / Lim Tit Meng -- Slim 10 : fat hopes? / Daniel Fung -- Fat hopes / Ken Ung Eng Khean -- -- II. Legal Perspective -- -- True files : the slim 10 case / Raj Singam -- Defective goods -- product liability / Catherine Tay Swee Kian and Michael Low -- The thin line between consumers and defective products in Singapore : is it time for new legislation? / Morris John and Stephen Norfor -- Consumer protection and product liability -- the statutory framework / Steven Lam Kuet Keng -- -- III. Behavioural / Ethical Perspective -- -- Advertisements for slimming products : a behavioural perspective / Audrey Chia -- Are there shortcuts? / Sebastian Anthony -- Appendices to the slim 10 episode / Editorial Team, World Scientific -- -- IV. Social / Community Perspective -- -- Case studies of anorexic and bulimic patients / Chou Mei Ling -- Size matters : the smaller, the better / Aditee Ghate -- Being fat can be beautiful too! -- interview with Moses Lim / Editorial Team, World Scientific -- Talents matter more than size -- interview with Hossan Leong / Editorial Team, World Scientific -- The trim and fit (TAF) programme -- the route to physical fitness for school children / Editorial Team, World Scientific -- The slimming phenomenon in popular culture / Joel Teo Woan Yee -- Reflections from the movies / Eista Lee -- Body image a big deal / Sharon Loh -- To fight an ever losing battle -- a personal account / Lam Wai Kit -- -- V. Towards a Healthy Lifestyle -- -- Exercise your way to health and fitness -- Slimming versus losing weight.
Summary Slimming and dieting has become such a fixation among Singaporeans that manufacturers and distributors of weight-reducing products are laughing all the way to the bank. However, the recent spate of controversies surrounding slimming pills is no laughing matter. This book is a collection of articles accessible to anyone who wants to know more about the phenomenon, its consequences and related topics. Its purpose is not to champion the "ideal" of being slim, but rather to provide a platform for meaningful discussion and for educating the general public about a healthier way of living. Written by people from all walks of life, such as doctors, lawyers, academics, counsellors and journalists, the book takes a thoughtful and at times light-hearted look at Singaporeans' "obsession" with their body image, and reflects on other issues it raises. The star attractions of this book are interviews with two of Singapore's best-loved comedians, Moses Lim and Hossan Leong. Let them give you a humorous first-hand account of how they view and come to terms with their own body size and turn it into confidence both on and off the stage.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789812794871 (electronic bk.)
9812794875 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 262845623
Additional Format Print version: Slim chance fat hope. Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2004 9812387382 9789812387387 (DLC) 2004348883 (OCoLC)55478464