Weight and gender

Body image/body politic : a world without dieting

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carla Rice
Donna Ciliska
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Vol 10, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation and alternatives to dieting. The effects of social stigma and the medicalization of women's bodies. Introduces the Toronto based program Beyond dieting, an alternative program for large women. 

An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Catrina Brown
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

The relationship between food insecurity and obesity in rural childbearing women

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English
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Author: 
Christine Olson
Myla Strawderman
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Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 60–66
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The Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Describes a study in which the authors suggest weight discrimination may be a factor in women getting well-paying jobs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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English
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Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses recent research that shows a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Overweight and obesity in women: health risks and consequences

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English
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Medscape
Publication Date: 
2003

Examines in detail the effects of obesity on women’s health.
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Preventing obesity in women of all ages – a public health priority

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English
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Online
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Catherine Lombard
Helena Teede
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Volume 54, Special Issue, May 2009, pp. 23-25
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Diabetes Voice
Publication Date: 
May 2009

Discusses the very strong links between obesity and diabetes type 2, and that women are far more likely than men to develop type 2 diabetes if they are overweight or obese.

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Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: a review of the evidence

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
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Jennifer R. Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Prairie Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Focuses on the implications of maternal overweight and obesity, the experiences of pregnant women who are overweight or obese, and the provision of maternity care for overweight or obese women. Highlights that there are significant gaps in our knowledge of the psychological and emotional implications of overweight and obesity throughout pregnancy.

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ISBN # 978-0-9810459-5-5
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Body Weight

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
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The Source

Summarizes how overweight and obesity affect women by looking at sex, gender and diversity. Also critiques the BMI as an accurate measure of overweight and obesity.

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