Obesity

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Connexions Library

Connexions Library: Food Focus
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
Fed Up
Soechtig, Stephanie
Film
2014
An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
Follow the Money, Part 6 - Obesity: A new role for second-hand-smoke-causes-cancer deniers
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
The tobacco industry has shifted its doubt-manufacturing operations to countries like Russia, Indonesia and China, where the incidence of smoking — and cancer — continues to rise. But other industries...
Sugar The sugar trap: New Internationalist December 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look into sugar as a consumer product and its corporate globalization. Discusses trade and business of sugar, its history with slavery as well as its effects on the body.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

canfitpro
canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows and membership services.
The Cochrane Collaboration/The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. It produces and dissemin...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Jamie Oliver: 'Tell me Mr Gove, Mr Lansley. How can we stop Britain being the most unhealthy country in Europe?'
In the 10 years since opening his Fifteen restaurant, Jamie Oliver's campaigns have gone global. But his passion to improve British schools
Adams, Tim
2012
Jaime Oliver continues in his challenge to the educate people on healthy eating, with or without the British government's aid.
Obesity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Overweight
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Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy.
The Shape We're In: How Junk Food and Diets are Shortening Our Lives
Boseley, Sarah
2014
Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife, Boseley builds a picture of an obesogenic society. She argues that it is time to funda...