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Drawing on up-to-date research as well as personal stories, Okie presents the astounding statistics on what she calls "the fattest generation" and the dire health risk the obesity epidemic poses. Okie, a Harvard-trained family physician and Washington Post medical reporter, tackles obesity's causes methodically and without sensation, explicating the biology of body mass and appetite regulation and the relationship between calorie intake and energy expenditure. She also examines some of the rare hormone problems and genetic disorders that, in a tiny minority of children, can cause obesity. Having explored how obesity lowers self-esteem, the author persuasively shows that recent shifts in the environment are most likely to blame for today's childhood obesity epidemic: sprawling suburban neighborhoods that discourage walking, ballooning portions in restaurant food, poor choices in school lunches, a decline in home cooking and the resulting tendency to snack rather than sit down for a family meal are among the factors she cites. Commenting analytically on pediatricians' reluctance to deal with obesity, Okie documents the innovative efforts of certain states and schools to engineer healthy eating and exercise programs. She also meets and describes several families who have put diet and exercise plans into action, or whose children have been hospitalized for obesity. Never preachy or patronizing, Okie will inform and empower all concerned parents about a problem whose time has come (as shown by a New York Times Magazine piece on the subject and recent books like Generation Extra Large. (Feb.)
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"'[Fed Up!] concludes by offering thoroughly sound and detailed solutions to an exasperating problem.... A must-read for parents whose children are overweight - or who hope to avoid the problem'. - The Washington Post"
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Joseph Henry Press (February 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0309101980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0309101981
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,870,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lee Mellott TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Susan Okie has done exhaustive research into one of the most pressing medical issues of today - childhood obesity. The 322 page hardcover book explores the issues surrounding this problem that continues to grow.

Obesity not only effects a child's self-esteem but can lead to medical problems; high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions.

In her book, Okie examines the causes and cures for obesity. Citing both nature and nurture, Okie gives true life examples of what people are doing to combat the problem. With over 22 million children considered to be "fat" in today's society, Okie looks at ways to lower the obesity rate.

This book is a very valuable read for parents, health workers and others to recognize how rampant the problem is and what to do about it. Written in a friendly yet authoritative format Okie, covers a lot of material.

Parents will find it helpful to learn what others have done to help their overweight child become healthier or to help prevent their child from becoming overweight. Health workers will appreciate the vast research Okie has done.

Okie does skip around a little in the book which does interrupt the flow of the book ie in one paragraph she may jump from one idea to the next, but overall the book flows pretty well. She covers alot of ground!

A very good look at childhood obesity one of our nation's most serious problems!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Rudden on March 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a well-written and thoroughly researched book on the epidemic of childhood obesity. The author spends a lot of time on solutions---incorporating exercise in the schools and at home, changing diets and she also discusses (though in less depth) more radical solutions such as surgery and in-patient treatment.

At the end, I had little hope that anything would change in America. Too many studies show great reluctance on the part of parents and schools to make any real, lasting changes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandra A. Travis on January 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I find that the author made very valid statements on the state of our society regarding obesity. The very wordy book had a tendency to seem redundant and offered "what is" but not necessarily "what should be done." I did enjoy the book, found it very informative, and concur with the contents.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire Dorotik-Nana on December 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Dr. Susan Okie offers an exploration of the many causes of obesity, as well as some of the attempted cures. Although not earth shattering this is a comprehensive analysis of a pervasive problem.

Claire Dorotik M.A. author ALL KIDS ARE BORN THIN: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Preventing Childhood Obesity
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bruce K. on December 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
So, along comes Dr. Okie, making a sweep through the medical crisis of childhood obseity. But does she stay until the dust settles on the issues she raises? No. She's already left childhood obesity behind for more fertile medical soil. What's this crisis? It's the crisis of modern pain relief. You know. The companies that make NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-infammatory drugs like Aleve and Advil - are worried that their market share is falling because word is getting out that NSAIDS are killing people in vast numbers and doctors are starting to see hydrocodone as a reasonably alternative to having tens of thousands of older people dying from bleeding duodenal ulcers and another, say 100,000 - no one knows for sure - from cardiac damage.
Not to worry. Okie enters the arena rehashing ancient statistics into a New England Journal of Medicine Newsweek-style article that attacks the pain relievers which do work - hydrocodone - in preparation for her coming hysterical book about non-NSAID prescription pain relievers.

Paging Dr. Oprah!
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