ABC of Obesity

ABC Series

Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean

ABC of Obesity
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Published8th April 2009
Print ISBN9781405136747
PublisherBMJ Books
Edition1st edition
Subjects:Clinical & internal medicine
Thema 1.1:MJ
BIC 2.1:MJ
123Library ID:4087

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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 up11
2 Assessment of obesity and its clinical implications14
3 Management: Part I—Behaviour change, diet, and activity18
4 Management: Part II—Drugs22
5 Management: Part III—Surgery26
6 Strategies for preventing obesity30
7 Risk factors for diabetes and coronary heart disease34
8 Obesity and vascular disease37
9 Obesity and cancer41
10 Obesity and reproduction44
11 Childhood obesity48
12 Obesity—can we turn the tide?52