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Obesity in America [electronic resource] : a national crisis / written, directed & produced by David Bissonnette ; St-Jude Nutrition Medical Communications
New York, NY : Films Media Group, c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Web  RC628 .O26711 2011    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Obesity -- United States
Obesity -- Genetic aspects
Obesity -- Environmental aspects
Obesity -- Complications
Reducing diets
Obesity -- Surgery
Overweight persons -- Health risk assessment
Physical Description 1 streaming video file (155 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Note Title from resource description page (viewed on June 12, 2012)
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Restrictions on Access Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Credits Narrated by David Wasylik
Summary "Why have rates of obesity, morbid obesity, and super obesity increased so dramatically since 2000? Backed up by meticulous research, this two-part set is a provocative, thorough investigation into the upsurge of obesity in America. The first chapter, Prevalence, documents the rapid rise of serious weight issues in all age groups since the 1970s and the cost to the health care system of treating the diseases that result. Contributing factors such as depression, social trends, and aggressive food marketing are covered in detail in Causes-- with special attention to soft drinks and sweeteners of all kinds. Assessment explains BMI and other methods used to evaluate unhealthy levels of body fat. Finally, Treatment discusses the limitations of dieting and includes exercise tips for those who don't lose weight despite frequent trips to the gym. With graphs, discussion questions, and commentary from researchers, clinicians, and dieters, the set is ideal for classroom use." -- description page
Alternate Author Bissonnette, David
Wasylik, David
St-Jude Nutrition Medical Communications
Films Media Group

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