J L l i 1 Chance F J l T H o p e Society's Obsession with Thinness
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J j j i i 1 Chance i i W i l Hope Society's Obsession with Thinness
Catherine Tay Swee Kian
National University of Singapore, Department of Business Policy, NUS Business School
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.1, would really like to commend Catherine Tay and her superbly assembled team of relevant experts and significant lay persons for putting in such a very formidable effort to bring to print this excellent and comprehensive book. It helps modern day parents and their teenagers deal with the various aspects of the slimming matter. It would be slim chance & fat hope that this paperback book would not make it onto the must-read booklist of especially parents with teenager kids in Singapore and beyond. I strongly recommend that this book be added onto the shelves of our national and schools' libraries as well as to personal collection too. ^ Assoc Prof. (Dr.) Yeo Jin Fei Chief Senior Consultant Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery National University Hospital, Singapore
A his is an excellent book that is timely. It dispels many myths about weight management and gives sound advice and guidelines on body-image healthcare. It is highly readable, pleasant, interesting and amusing at times and definitely informative and instructive, highly recommended, f Clinical Professor (Dr.) Low Cheng Hock Justice of Peace President, NHG College Associate Dean, Tan Jock Seng Hospital Senior Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
J L here are always hesitation and doubts before a slimming programme but the book will advise us on the correct and healthy ways to achieve it. f
Mr. Huang Wenyong
MediaCorp (TV) Artiste
JL his is another commendable effort by Assoc. Prof. Catherine Tay. Just fresh from the publication of her book on Infectmus Diseases Laws and SARS, she has now turned the Slim 10 episode into another opportunity for public education by bringing together various professionals to write on issues pertinent to the case. Informative and readable, the book should appeal especially to those seeking to know more about obesity, slimming and consumer protection and rights, f Dr. Ang Ah Ling Senior Consultant Psychiatrist Institute of Mental Health I Woodbridge Hospital Singapore
JL he relentless pursuit of thinness by certain members of the population is a very 21st century phenomenon. Slim Chance Fat Hope discusses the medical-psychological-sociological-legal aspects in a readable and down-to-earth manner, f
Clinical Assoc. Prof. (Dr.) Wong Kim Eng
Chairman Medical Board Institute of Mental Health / Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
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