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Leslie J. Heinberg - Obesity in Youth - 9781433804274 - V9781433804274
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Obesity in Youth

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Description for Obesity in Youth Hardback. Acquaints readers with key genetic influences and dietary patterns. This book focuses primarily on psychological aspects of obesity such as teasing, body image, and co-morbidity with mental disorders as well as the psychosocial consequences for children, families and the larger society. Num Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JMP; MMJ; MMZF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 257 x 185 x 25. Weight in Grams: 645.

Rates of obesity in youth have tripled in the past 20 years. Today it is estimated that over twenty percent of American children and adolescents are overweight. This emerging epidemic has stimulated a great deal of new research into the formative influences and the interpersonal, social and psychological effects of obesity on children. In this thorough and incisive book, editors Leslie Heinberg and J. Kevin Thompson have employed an august group of researchers to describe these trends and to discuss their implications for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of obesity in youth.

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American Psychological Association United States
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About Leslie J. Heinberg
Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD, is an associate professor of medicine for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and director of behavioral services for the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She previously served as clinical director of Healthy Kids/Healthy Weight, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and intervention pediatric ... Read more

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…this book is a valuable addition to our understanding of the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of obesity in youth.
New England Journal of Medicine

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