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
Print ISBN9781405182263
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Edition3rd edition
Thema 1.1:MJG
123Library ID:3766

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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 Children1
List of Contributors7
List of Abbreviations11
Part 1: Obesity13
1: Epidemiology: Definition and Classification of Obesity15
2: Measuring Body Composition in Adults and Children27
3: Stigma and Social Consequences of Obesity37
4: Obesity and Culture53
5: Obesity and Gender70
Part 2: Biology of Obesity77
6: Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis79
7: Genes and Obesity94
8: Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity104
9: Adipocyte Biology115
10: Metabolic Fuels and Obesity127
11: Eating Behavior146
12: Energy Expenditure in Humans: The Influence of Activity, Diet and the Sympathetic Nervous System163
Part 3: Obesity and Disease177
13: Obesity and Dyslipidemia: Importance of Body Fat Distribution179
14: Obesity Insulin Resistance and Gut Hormones199
15: Obesity as an Endocrine Disease212
16: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis220
17: Cardiovascular Consequences of Obesity240
18: Adult Obesity: Fertility252
19: Obstructive Sleep Apnea258
Part 4: Management of Adult Obesity277
20: An Overview of Obesity Management279
21: Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans287
22: Behavioral Treatment of Obesity313
23: Exercise, Physical Activity and Obesity325
24: Drugs Used Clinically to Reduce Body Weight339
25: The Management of Obesity: Surgery351
26: Weight Loss Maintenance and Weight Cycling363
27: Education and Training of Healthcare Professionals378
Part 5: Childhood Obesity385
28: Childhood Obesity: Definition, Classification and Assessment387
29: Childhood Obesity: Consequences and Complications404
30: The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity420
Part 6: Environmental Policy Approaches435
31: Obesity: Global Pandemic437
32: Obesity and the Environment452
33: Obesity: Using the Ecologic Public Health Approach to Overcome Policy Cacophony464
34: A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Prevention483