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Ever Seen a Fat Fox?


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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. Ever seen a fat fox?; Chapter 2. Obesity and health measurements and metrics; Chapter 3. Human obesity - old and new; Chapter 4. The human food chain - old and new; Chapter 5. Culpable foods; Chapter 6. Regulating Food intake - the eyes have it; Chapter 7. Fitness and fatness; Chapter 8. Weight management - the personal perspective; Chapter 9. Weight management - the national perspective; Chapter 10. The nature versus nurture debate; Chapter 11. Eating disorders; Chapter 12. The stigmatisation of fatness; Chapter 13. Obesity - politics, players and ploys; Chapter 14: Reflections and projections; Notes; Index.

About the Author

Professor Mike Gibney has worked as a teaching fellow at the University of Sydney where he took his PhD and has lectured at University of Southampton, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. He is a former President of the Nutrition Society and a fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences. He has served on many high-level international advisory committees both in the EU, the FAO and WHO. His research area is in public health and personalised nutrition, and he has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in the area. He has been Principal Investigator on several very large EU funded projects, most recently in the area of personalised nutrition (www.food4me.org). Previous publications include Nutrition, Diet and Health (Cambridge University Press, 1986) and Something to Chew On: Challenging Controversies in Food and Health (UCD Press, 2012). He writes a blog at 'Gibneyonfood'.


'Governments around the world, including our own, are struggling to devise strategies that will stem and ultimately reverse this epidemic [obesity]. These are the issues addressed in the latest book by Prof Mike Gibney, one of Ireland's most prominent nutritional scientists. Gibney is eminently qualified to reflect on the myriad forces - biological, behavioural, environmental, economic and cultural - that drive the obesity epidemic and to propose potential solutions at both the individual and policy level.' The Irish Times, 13 August 2016 'This book is a refreshing change of pace because it is so incredibly level headed. Are fast food and SSBs good for you? No, and Gibney agrees. But are we placing too much blame at the hands at the level of the food creation PROCESS and not enough on total AVAILABILITY? Perhaps.' The Nutrition Wonk, 20 August 2016 'This is a thoughtful book from one of the most provocative and knowledgeable voices in Irish food science. Those who are tired of simplistic arguments by unqualified commentators and celebrities, and who want to really engage with the fascinating science of nutrition, will be well rewarded.' Sunday Times, 3 July 2016

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