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Models of Obesity From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy

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By: Stanley J Ulijaszek(Author)
350 pages, 54 b/w illustrations, 34 tables
Models of Obesity
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Taking a comparative approach, Models of Obesity investigates the ways in which obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. Many of the models that have emerged since obesity became a population-level issue are examined, including the energy balance model, and models used to examine human body fatness from a range of perspectives including evolutionary, anthropological, environmental, and political viewpoints. Models of Obesity is ideal for those working on, or interested in, obesity science, health policy, health economics, evolutionary medicine, medical sociology, nutrition and public health who want to understand the shifts that have taken place in obesity science, policy, and intervention in the past 40 years.

Contents

Acknowledgements and influences

1. Introduction
2. Rationalities and models of obesity
3. Energy balance, genetics and obesogenic environments
4. Governance through measurement
5. Inequalities
6. Food and eating
7. Global transformations of diet
8. Obesity science and policy
9. Complexity
10. Systems and rationalities

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Biography

Stanley Ulijaszek is Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity there. He was recently appointed Honorary Professor in Health Research in the Humanities at the University of Copenhagen. His work on nutritional ecology and anthropology has involved fieldwork and research in Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands and South Asia, while his interests in dietary transitions have led him to examine the evolutionary basis and cultural drivers of obesity.

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By: Stanley J Ulijaszek(Author)
350 pages, 54 b/w illustrations, 34 tables
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