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A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic - and how we can end it

Author: Deborah Cohen
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Cohen has created a work of nonfiction that will transform the national conversation surrounding the weight crisis in this country and throughout the world. Based on her own research at the RAND corporation, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics, psychology, cognitive science, and the social sciences, A Big Fat Crisis reveals the surprising forces behind the obesity epidemic and how we, as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cohen
ISBN: 9781568589671 1568589670 9781568584720 1568584725
OCLC Number: 851572821
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Human nature and food : It's not your fault ; The limits of self-control ; The overwhelmed brain ; Eating is automatic --
The food environment : Abundant and cheap ; A food desert? Try a swamp ; Marketing obesity --
An alternate vision : A plea for change: we are all in this together ; A safer food environment ; The supermarket of the future ; Fit and fat: what about physical activity? ; In the meantime: what individuals can do ; Conclusion --
Healthier meal guidelines for adults and children.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Cohen, MD, MPH.

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The obesity epidemic is a public health crisis. Ending it requires a fresh perspective and clear solutions.  Read more...
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"Cohen's writing is clear, concise, and accessible. A useful contribution, with a balanced though a more public-health approach toward reducing obesity and improving health in general." CHOICE "[A] Read more...

 
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