ABC of Obesity
Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide,
leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and
accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion
of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new
guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues
such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery.
Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successful
treatment options, and the most common causes.
Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text and an indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment and research of this common condition.
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Table of Contents
|1 Obesity—time to wake up|
|2 Assessment of obesity and its clinical implications|
|3 Management: Part I—Behaviour change, diet, and activity|
|4 Management: Part II—Drugs|
|5 Management: Part III—Surgery|
|6 Strategies for preventing obesity|
|7 Risk factors for diabetes and coronary heart disease|
|8 Obesity and vascular disease|
|9 Obesity and cancer|
|10 Obesity and reproduction|
|11 Childhood obesity|
|12 Obesity—can we turn the tide?|