Obesity & Weight Management

Expanding on a reading and resource list for a second year module titled "Healthy Weight Management", this is a collection of resources that cover nutrition, psychology, physiology and sociology.

Akabas, S.R., Lederman, S.A. and Moore, B. (2012) Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences. Oxford: Blackwell

Caulfield, T. (2012) The cure for everything: Untangling twisted messages about health, fitness and happiness. Boston: Beacon Press

Eston, R. & Reilly, T. (eds) (2009). Kinanthropometry and exercise physiology laboratory manual. Vol. 1: Anthropometry. (3rd ed). London, Routledge.

Foxcroft, L. (2011) Calories and Corsets. A history of dieting over 2000 years. London: Profile Books

Heyward, V.H. (2006) Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription (5th ed). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics

Lake, A. A., Townshend, T. G., & Alvanides, S. (2010). Obesogenic environments: complexities, perceptions and objective measures. Wiley-Blackwell.

Lustig, R. (2013) Fat Chance: The hidden truth about sugar, obesity and disease. London: Fourth Estate

Mann. J. and Truswell, A.S. (2012) Essentials of Human Nutrition (4th ed) Oxford: Oxford University Press

McArdle , W., Katch, K., & Katch, V. (2010) Exercise Physiology: - Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. (7thed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Ogden, J. (2010) The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behaviour (2nd ed) Oxford: Blackwell

Pearson, D. and Grace, C (2012) Weight Management: A practitioners Guide. Oxford: Blackwell

Thaler, R. H. and Sunstein, C.R. (2009) Nudge: Improving decisions and health, wealth and happiness. London, UK: Penguin Books

Townsend, N., & Scriven, A. (2014). Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Upton, D. and Thirlaway, K. (2014) Promoting Healthy Behaviour: A practical Guide. Oxon: Routledge

Voigt, K., Nicholls, S. G., & Williams, G. (2014). Childhood obesity: Ethical and policy issues. Oxford University Press.

Yudkin J (2012) Pure, White and Deadly: How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it.

Obesity as an issue of the environment

UK Gov (2007) Foresight: Tackling Obesities: Future Choices

Lancet Obesity Series 2011

Lancet Obesity Series 2015

Peer-reviewed Papers

Pagoto, S. L., & Appelhans, B. M. (2013). A call for an end to the diet debates. JAMA, 310(7), 687-688.[full text]

Obesity in Children

Albon, D. and Mukherji, P. (2008) Food and health in early childhood: a holistic approach. London: Sage

Kater, K. (2004) Real Kids Come in All Sizes. USA: Broadway Books.

Friedman, S. S.(2005) When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence Book. Canada: Harper Collins

Kerr,J., Linden, Blaydon (2007) Exercise Dependence. Oxon. Routledge

More, J. (2013) Infant, child and adolescent nutrition: a practical handbook. Boca Raton : CRC Press

Lewis, B.R. (1999). Special Diets for Special Kids. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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