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Obesity: A research journal

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Obesity is the official journal of The Obesity Society. Available in print and online, Obesity is dedicated to increasing knowledge, fostering research, and promoting better treatment for people with obesity and their loved ones. Obesity publishes important peer-reviewed research, cutting-edge reviews, commentaries, and public health and medical developments.

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(301) 563-6526
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Fax Number: 
(301) 563-6595
Street Address: 
The Obesity Society Executive Office
Addt'l Street Address: 
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1320
City: 
Silver Spring
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20910
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USA

The stigma of obesity: a review and update

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Rebecca Puhl
Chelsea Heuer
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Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 941–964
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Obesity
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines the evidence that obese people face many forms of prejudice because of their weight, comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women. Fids that women, for example, are 16 times more likely to report weight-related employment discrimination than men.

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ISSN: 1930-7381
EISSN: 1930-739X
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Includes bibliographical references. doi:10.1038/oby.2008.63

The fat studies reader

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Esther Rothblum, Ed.
Sondra Solovay, Ed.
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NYU Press
Publication Date: 
2009
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New York, NY, USA

A collection of 53 essays from the growing movement known as ‘fat studies’, exploring a wide range of topics related to body weight, related to sexism, racism, homophobia and many other angles. Contains one chapter on research done in Canada: “Not Jane Fonda: Aerobics for Fat Women Only”.

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ISBN: 9780814776315
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Includes bibliographical references, appendices and index. 448 pages. 21 illustrations.

Whose voice carries the most weight? A critical examination of discourses surrounding the body mass index

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Jenn Anderson
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Michigan State University, Department of Communication

Examines how the BMI came to be our primary measurement of body weight, and how it has prevailed as a measurement for health risks, despite evidence that it may not be the best method.

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Includes bibliographical references. This article has been accepted for publication at Fat Studies: A Journal of Research.

Fat politics: the real story behind America's obesity epidemic

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Eric Oliver
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Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2006
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Don Mills, Ontario

Argues that “a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing from the drug and weight-loss industries, have campaigned to create standards that mislead the public.”

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ISBN13: 978-0-19-531320-8
ISBN10: 0-19-531320-8
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 240 pages; 4 maps, halftones & line illus.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4

There is a public health crisis—it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits

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Susie Orbach
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Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 67-69
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International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
2005

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a “crisis” or “epidemic” is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which itself is a serious public health emergency. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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Community education/development
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An organization of food service workers in the USA who want to cook and serve “real food”—with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients—not processed and frozen products. Their goal is “to change a food system that leaves our fellow food workers living in poverty, lacking access to healthy food for their families and at the highest risk for diet-related diseases.”

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http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/
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USA

Global database on body mass index

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World Health Organization

The global epidemic of overweight and obesity - "globesity" - is rapidly becoming a major public health problem in many parts of the world. Paradoxically coexisting with undernutrition in developing countries, the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is associated with many diet-related chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension and certain cancers.

This database provides both national and sub-national adult underweight, overweight and obesity prevalence rates by country, year of survey and gender. The information is presented interactively as maps, tables, graphs and downloadable documents. These can be accessed by clicking on the respective tabs above; then the data can be displayed after selecting the country, year and indicator 

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Prevention of diabetes throughout an obesogenic world

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Author: 
Mickey Chopra
Thandi Puoane
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Volume 48, Special Issue, pp. 24-26
Publisher: 
Diabetes Voice
Publication Date: 
May 2003
Publication Place: 
Brussels, Belgium

Discusses how most efforts to combat obesity that have focussed only on providing education and skills to help individuals to lose weight have failed, and argues for a different approach: a combination of price manipulation, public education and clear nutrition labelling.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Incident arthritis in relation to excess weight

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Incidence de l'arthrite par rapport au surpoids
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Author: 
Kathryn Wilkins
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Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Finds that women have a much higher likelihood of suffering from arthritis than men, and that, for both women and men, obesity is a risk factor for arthritis.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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