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4. Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity

4. Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity  

David A. Bender

in Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779985
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199681921
‘Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity’ shows that Western society’s attitude to obesity has changed, and obesity is now considered to be undesirable. A desirable body weight ... More
Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter K Smith

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.001.0001
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book
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9780199665563
Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including ... More
6. Appetite, fat, and obesity

6. Appetite, fat, and obesity  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199672875
‘Appetite, fat, and obesity’ considers the role of insulin in the body’s fat storage process. In the condition diabetes mellitus, the sugar level in the blood rises uncontrollably so the ... More
4. You are what you eat

4. You are what you eat  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778582
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199661084
The biggest risks associated with our food are the contribution that it makes our likelihood of contracting major chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. ‘You ... More
Food: A Very Short Introduction

Food: A Very Short Introduction  

John Krebs

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778582
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199661084
Food: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of man's relationship with food, spanning from the time of our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. ... More
5. Youth culture—leisure pursuits and the cyberworld

5. Youth culture—leisure pursuits and the cyberworld  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199665563
Adolescents spend a great deal of time in leisure pursuits, including hanging out with friends, playing sports, and playing or making music. Since the 1950s television viewing has taken up ... More
Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction  

Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717683
The Earth’s daily rotation affects almost every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are ... More
Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction  

David Bender

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779985
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681921
Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of a growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as ‘five-a-day’, increasing obesity and ... More

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