The Seven Deadly Sins of Obesity: How the Modern World is Making us Fat

The Seven Deadly Sins of Obesity: How the Modern World is Making us Fat

By: Jane Dixon (author), Dorothy Broom (author)Paperback

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This book argues that the skyrocketing increase in obesity levels is not caused by individuals' moral weakness, but is due to modern society lacking the virtues necessary for people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours. In a fresh and highly original approach, the book proceeds to identify a set of seven social and environmental 'sins' that characterise our contemporary world, and then describes how each impacts on the level of obesity.

About Author

Jane Dixon is currently Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University. She was co-editor of The Social Origins of Health and Well-being (Cup, 2001), and is a member of the Australasian Agri-Food Research Network and the Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780868409559
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780868409559
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0868409553

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