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Title Obesity and overweight / Justin Healey, editor
Published Thirroul, NSW : Spinney Press, [2015]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  363.196398 Hea/Oao  AVAILABLE
Description 60 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Issues in society ; volume 380
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 380
Contents CHAPTER 1 TRENDS IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY -- Obesity -- More than two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese -- Global survey reveals soaring obesity rates in Australia -- Overweight and obesity in Australia by the numbers -- Obesity and overweight worldwide -- Australia needs to tackle its rising levels of obesity, says OECD -- Overweight and obesity in Australia -- Overweight and obesity statistics -- Obesity: a national epidemic and its impact on Australia -- Overweight and obesity rates across Australia -- Excess body weight -- CHAPTER 2 CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF EXCESS WEIGHT -- Causes of overweight and obesity -- What makes you fat? -- How being overweight or obese affects your health -- Complications of obesity -- How does excess weight cause disease? -- Obesity and chronic disease -- Long-term study finds Australian adults increasingly at risk of diabetes and obesity -- CHAPTER 3 HEALTHY WEIGHT: FOOD, ACTIVITY AND OBESITY POLICY -- Tips for losing weight healthily -- Food: getting the balance right -- Australian Health Survey: nutrition first results - foods and nutrients -- Soft drink, burgers and chips - the diet of our youth -- What's the best diet for weight loss? -- New WHO guidelines should be a call to industry to stop sugarcoating kids' foods -- Australia's physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines -- Aussie kids graded D- in first ever physical activity report card -- Australian idle: physical activity and sedentary behaviour of adult Australians -- Junk food advertising to kids -- Personal responsibility won't solve Australia's obesity problem -- Fat nation: why so many Australians are obese and how to fix it -- Exploring issues - worksheets and activities -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- Web links - Index
Summary In the last three decades, obesity has increased in almost every country in the world, among adults and children alike. Globally, more than two billion people are now overweight or obese; among high-income countries, Australia and New Zealand have seen the greatest recent growth in obesity rates. This book presents an overview of Australia's national weight problem, explaining how body weight is measured and highlighting the causes, health risks and costs of overweight and obesity. General advice is also offered on how to achieve and maintain healthy weight through balanced food intake, increased physical activity, and government policy approaches
Analysis Australian
Lifestyle and health
Risk management
Notes Also available in electronic version
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Adult
Subject Body weight -- Health aspects -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Body weight -- Health aspects -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Body weight -- Health aspects -- Australia.
Obesity -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Obesity -- Australia -- Prevention.
Obesity -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Obesity -- Australia.
Weight loss -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Weight loss -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Weight loss -- Australia.
Author Healey, Justin, editor
ISBN 9781922084606