Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care

Colin Waine, Nick Bosanquet

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care
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Published15th April 2008
ISBN9780470759912
Price£41.88
Print ISBN9780632065141
eISBN9780470759912
Authors,
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Edition1st edition
Pages130
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Endocrinology
BIC:MJG
BISAC:MED027000
123Library ID:3749
Format:eBook

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Obesity is undoubtedly the major nutritional disorder of the western world. It has such a major impact on mortality, morbidity and the quality of life that it most certainly merits consideration as a disease in its own right and should be managed as such.

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care covers all the evidence on the disease of obesity which impacts both quality of life and health. It reviews the links to long-term illness, especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and dedicates much to the current management strategies and treatment of obesity.

This book aims to make the task of tackling obesity less daunting for both patients and the health care professionals who treat them.

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Table of Contents

Obesity and weight management in primary care
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Contents7
Foreword
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Preface11
Acknowledgements12
1 Introduction and overview
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2 Epidemiology
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3 Causes of obesity
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4 The autocrine, paracrine and endocrine functions of adipose tissue
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5 Obesity-a disease in its own right!
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6 Beneficial effects of modest weight loss
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7 Management in clinical practice: a patient orientated approach
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8 Drug treatment in the management of obesity
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9 The place of surgery in the management of obesity
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10 The economic consequences of obesity
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11 Prevention of obesity
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12 Childhood obesity
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Appendix 1: Healthy eating113
Appendix 2: Characteristics of successful weight management programmes116
Appendix 3: Facts on fat118
Appendix 4: BMI charts120
Appendix 5: The Milan Declaration123
Index125