The Fattening of America
How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to Do About ItBook - 2008
In The Fattening of America, renowned health economist Eric Finkelstein, along with business writer Laurie Zuckerman, reveal how the U.S. economy has become the driving force behind our expanding waistlines. Blending theory, research, and engaging personal anecdotes the authors discuss how declining food costs--especially for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods--and an increasing usage of technology, which make Americans more sedentary, has essentially led us to eat more calories than we burn off.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008
Branch Call Number: 362.196398 Finkelst
Characteristics: xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm