ABC of Obesity

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Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 2009 - Medical - 64 pages
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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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Contents

1 Obesitytime to wake up
1
2 Assessment of obesity and its clinical implications
4
Part IBehaviour change diet and activity
8
Part IIDrugs
12
Part IIISurgery
16
6 Strategies for preventing obesity
20
7 Risk factors for diabetes and coronary heart disease
24
8 Obesity and vascular disease
27
9 Obesity and cancer
31
10 Obesity and reproduction
34
11 Childhood obesity
38
12 Obesitycan we turn the tide?
42
Index
47
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Naveed Sattar Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow

Mike Lean Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow; Visiting Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Otago; Consultant Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary; and Chair of the Advisory Committee on Research, Food Standards Agency, London

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