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Fat futures:understanding obesity [videorecording] Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

By: LAWRENCE, Marilyn speaker | TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS TRUST.
Contributor(s): YOUNG, Deborah.contributor.
Publisher: London, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 2010Description: 1 video disc (approx.xxx mins).Summary: Original Summary: People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world. Obesity is a health time bomb waiting to go off. Around a quarter of people aged 16-24 are obese and almost three-quarters of people aged 55-64. The World Health Organisation predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them be obese. We know that obesity leads to health problems, as people who are overweight have a higher risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and other diseases including some cancers. The problem of obesity also poses a serious threat to the future of the NHS. But why, when everyone wants to be thin, are so many individuals overweight or obese?Summary: Marilyn Lawrence is a leading expert in eating disorders and body image. She will examine why the world has such a problem with obesity, and why there seem to be such high levels of denial about the problem. She will explore the similarities in attitude between those who deny that obesity is a problem and those of obese individuals themselves Marilyn will also look at the politics involved in obesity, identifying increasing levels of obesity with both relative poverty in the developed world and in relation to the increasing prosperity of certain westernised, developing countries. She will link the political aspects of the "obesity epidemic?"with the individual and psychological issues involved. Marilyn Lawrence is a psychoanalyst who has worked for many years in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. She specialises in work with people with eating disorders. Her most recent book, "The Anorexic Mind" was published by Karnac in 2008.Summary: Additional information Participant Debbie Young presented a chapter from her M16 dissertation entitled "The Butterfly Mafia: Relationships and the Culture of Disordered Eating" Marilyn Lawrence was her dissertation supervisor. The chapter concerns obesity and its emergence as a "lifestyle choice", the phenomenal rise of obese internet communities as well as holiday packages for the obese, and the campaign to have discrimination against obese people made a criminal offence in the UK as it is in the USA.
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Original Summary: People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world. Obesity is a health time bomb waiting to go off. Around a quarter of people aged 16-24 are obese and almost three-quarters of people aged 55-64. The World Health Organisation predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them be obese. We know that obesity leads to health problems, as people who are overweight have a higher risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and other diseases including some cancers. The problem of obesity also poses a serious threat to the future of the NHS. But why, when everyone wants to be thin, are so many individuals overweight or obese?

Marilyn Lawrence is a leading expert in eating disorders and body image. She will examine why the world has such a problem with obesity, and why there seem to be such high levels of denial about the problem. She will explore the similarities in attitude between those who deny that obesity is a problem and those of obese individuals themselves Marilyn will also look at the politics involved in obesity, identifying increasing levels of obesity with both relative poverty in the developed world and in relation to the increasing prosperity of certain westernised, developing countries. She will link the political aspects of the "obesity epidemic?"with the individual and psychological issues involved. Marilyn Lawrence is a psychoanalyst who has worked for many years in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. She specialises in work with people with eating disorders. Her most recent book, "The Anorexic Mind" was published by Karnac in 2008.

Additional information Participant Debbie Young presented a chapter from her M16 dissertation entitled "The Butterfly Mafia: Relationships and the Culture of Disordered Eating" Marilyn Lawrence was her dissertation supervisor. The chapter concerns obesity and its emergence as a "lifestyle choice", the phenomenal rise of obese internet communities as well as holiday packages for the obese, and the campaign to have discrimination against obese people made a criminal offence in the UK as it is in the USA.

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