More than 9 million young people between the ages of 6 and 19 are considered overweight or obese—comprising nearly 17 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is a medical problem that can be treated with diet changes and increased activity in order to achieve an energy balance.
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.
Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Sidebars. Further reading.
About the Author(s)
Nicolas Stettler, M.D., M.S.C.E., is associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in nutrition. He is a graduate of Lausanne University Medical School in Switzerland and 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 Living with Vision Problems and The Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment, and is a frequent contributor of medical stories for the Reading Eagle.