More than 9 million young people between the ages of 6 and 19 - comprising nearly 17 per cent of the population - are considered overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Written in clear, straightforward language, ""Living with Obesity"" provides teens with the information they need to understand obesity and its treatments. This practical new guide discusses changing behaviors in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, long-term approaches for achieving and maintaining weight, strategies for dealing with obesity in daily life, paying for care, and more. Loaded with helpful sidebars, a glossary, index, and appendixes, this resource is a must-have guide for teens struggling with their weight.
Nicolas Stettler, M.D., M.S.C.E., is assistant professor of pediatric epidemiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. A graduate of Lausanne University Medical School in Switzerland, Stettler holds an M.S. in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in pediatrics and nutrition. Susan Shelly is a writer and researcher based in Shillington, Pennsylvania. She is a coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision impearment Second Edition in the Facts On File Library of Health and Living series.