Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children

Peter G. Kopelman, Ian D. Caterson, William H. Dietz

Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children
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Published28th September 2009
ISBN9781444307634
Price£197.63
Print ISBN9781405182263
eISBN9781444307634
Authors, ,
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Edition3rd edition
Pages514
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Endocrinology
BIC:MJG
BISAC:MED027000
123Library ID:3766
Format:eBook

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Obesity is amajor problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as a consequence of it.

Written by experts from around the globe, this book is a truly international work recognizing that the approach for the treatment and management of obesity may vary between differing ethnicities and in different countries. The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, life stages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policy approaches in six sections. As well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity, Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children considers the effects of the environment, of gender and of culture on this problem.

This is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals, research scientists and public health practitioners involved in the prevention and care of patients who are at risk of obesity or are already obese.

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Table of Contents

Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children
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Contents5
List of Contributors
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Preface10
List of Abbreviations11
Part 1: Obesity
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1: Epidemiology: Definition and Classification of Obesity
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2: Measuring Body Composition in Adults and Children
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3: Stigma and Social Consequences of Obesity
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4: Obesity and Culture
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5: Obesity and Gender
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Part 2: Biology of Obesity
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6: Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis
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7: Genes and Obesity
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8: Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity
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9: Adipocyte Biology
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10: Metabolic Fuels and Obesity
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11: Eating Behavior
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12: Energy Expenditure in Humans: The Influence of Activity, Diet and the Sympathetic Nervous System
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Part 3: Obesity and Disease
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13: Obesity and Dyslipidemia: Importance of Body Fat Distribution
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14: Obesity Insulin Resistance and Gut Hormones
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15: Obesity as an Endocrine Disease
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16: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
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17: Cardiovascular Consequences of Obesity
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18: Adult Obesity: Fertility
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19: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Part 4: Management of Adult Obesity
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20: An Overview of Obesity Management
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21: Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans
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22: Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
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23: Exercise, Physical Activity and Obesity
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24: Drugs Used Clinically to Reduce Body Weight
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25: The Management of Obesity: Surgery
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26: Weight Loss Maintenance and Weight Cycling
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27: Education and Training of Healthcare Professionals
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Part 5: Childhood Obesity
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28: Childhood Obesity: Definition, Classification and Assessment
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29: Childhood Obesity: Consequences and Complications
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30: The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
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Part 6: Environmental Policy Approaches
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31: Obesity: Global Pandemic
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32: Obesity and the Environment
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33: Obesity: Using the Ecologic Public Health Approach to Overcome Policy Cacophony
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34: A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Prevention
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Index499