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Eating Behavior and Obesity
Author: Shahram Heshmat

ISBN: 9780826106216
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26 May 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5
As a consequence of the rising cost of medical care and drugs, health care providers and public health policy makers are increasingly looking to diet as a means to decrease the incidence of many chronic and age-related diseases. This unique volume is the first to apply behavioral economics to the field of personal nutrition-and show how these insights can be used to create and improve public health nutrition programs and policies. This introductory text examines dietary choices and obesity through a multidisciplinary lens of biological, psychological, and social factors. It integrates the basic concepts of behavioral economics, which blends psychological and economic knowledge to understand human behavior, with public health concerns, to increase understanding of how individual choices can be integrated into preventative strategies.Key features: Examines the rise of obesity and its impact on public health Offers a unique blend of behavioral economics, public health, nutrition, and health promotion policy Looks at the social determinants that impact nutrition choices, including food availability, nutrition education, income, culture and other key factors Includes in...

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