Fat nation : a history of obesity in America /

"Fat Nation is a social history of obesity in the United States since the second World War. In confronting this familiar topic from a historical perspective, Jonathan Engel attempts to show that obesity is a symptom of complex changes that have transpired over the past half century to our food,...

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Main Author: Engel, Jonathan, (Author)
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Language:English
Published:Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
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245 1 0 |a Fat nation :  |b a history of obesity in America /  |c Jonathan Engel. 
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264 1 |a Lanham, Maryland :  |b Rowman & Littlefield,  |c [2018] 
300 |a v, 209 pages :  |b illustrations, portraits ;  |c 24 cm 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a 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? 
520 |a "Fat Nation is a social history of obesity in the United States since the second World War. In confronting this familiar topic from a historical perspective, Jonathan Engel attempts to show that obesity is a symptom of complex changes that have transpired over the past half century to our food, our living habits, our life patterns, our built environments, and our social interactions. He offers readers solid grounding in the known science underlying obesity (genetic set points, complex endocrine feedback loops, neurochemical messengering) but then makes the novel argument that obesity is a result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. That is, our bodies have always been programmed to become obese, but until recently never had the opportunity to do so. Now, with cheap calories ubiquitous (particularly in the form of sucrose), unwalkable physical spaces, deteriorating rituals and norms surrounding eating, and the withering of cooking skills, nearly every American daily confronts the challenge of not putting on weight. Given the outcomes, though, for those who are obese, Engel encourages us to address the problems and offers suggestions to help remedy the problem."--Amazon.com. 
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