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Author Gluckman, Peter D.
Title Fat, fate, & disease : why exercise and diet are not enough / Peter Gluckman & Mark Hanson.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Author Gluckman, Peter D.
Subject Obesity -- Popular works.
Heart -- Diseases -- Susceptibility -- Popular works.
Diabetes -- Susceptibility -- Popular works.
Obesity -- Popular Works.
Diabetes Mellitus -- Popular Works.
Heart Diseases -- Popular Works.
Life Style -- Popular Works.
Diabetes Mellitus.
Heart Diseases.
Life Style.
Alt Name Hanson, Mark A.
Add Title Fat, fate and disease
Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
Note Includes index.
Summary "Why are we losing the war against obesity and chronic disease? This is the simple question Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson ask, exploring the dominant myth that the exploding epidemic of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes can be tackled by focusing on adult life styles. Addressing the flawed approach of the weight-loss industry, they explain why a continued focus simply on diet and exercise will fail. Highlighting the implications of the growing burden of these problems in the developing world, they show that the scientific enterprise ignores the reality of the social, cultural, and biological determinants that make different populations and people respond differently to living in the modern nutritionally rich world. Gluckman and Hanson review the overwhelming scientific evidence that much of the problem emerges in early life and even before birth, identifying that to address these issues requires considering development in two dimensions -- a life course approach and addressing the developmental challenges of countries emerging through the socioeconomic transition. Asking why the major global bodies and vested interests fail to consider these dimensions and continue with failed approaches, they conclude by discussing the complex interactions between health and the food industry, and suggest that the food industry must be co-opted as an ally in this battle, providing a clear pathway forward"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Blinkers and Biases -- 2. Fat Chances -- 3. The Origins of Obesity -- 4. Now We Are Sick -- 5. The Thin Line -- 6. Genes Aren't Us -- 7. The Child is Father to the Man -- 8. Trouble Ahead -- 9. Taking Sugar -- 10. Breaking Fate -- 11. From Words to Action -- 12. A Call to Action -- 13. Seeing and Believing: The Fat Emperor Has No Clothes -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.
ISBN 9780191632952 (electronic bk.)
0191632953 (electronic bk.)
9780199644629 (hbk.)
0199644624 (hbk.)
OCLC # 771935987
Additional Format Print version: Gluckman, Peter D. Fat, fate & disease. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012 9780199644629 (DLC) 2011942638 (DNLM)101584163 (OCoLC)751832041

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