Obesity: Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography Dalton, S. (2005). Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools And Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic. Berkeley: University of California Press. This book comprehensively addresses the subject of obesity. Apart from highlighting the main causes of the epidemic, the book also presents suggestions on what can be done to stem the rising rates of obesity. Dalton revisits the controversial issue of whether obesity should be declared a disease or not. In the author's opinion, obesity is not a disease. With that in mind, this book will offer a sound basis for my assertion that obesity cannot be regarded a disease but a contributing factor to ill health. Crawford, D., Jeffery, R.W., Ball, K. & Brug, J. (Eds.). (2010). Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. In recent times, obesity has come to be regarded an issue that needs prompt intervention. This book thoroughly reviews a number of approaches that can be adopted to prevent obesity from a public health perspective. In its 4th chapter, the book critically evaluates the various health consequences of obesity. This text can be viewed as an update of its previous edition. This has the effect of enhancing its credibility. In a way, this book highlights the various consequences of obesity in significant detail. In the author's opinion, obesity does impact on an individual's health negatively from both a surgical and mental
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