Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care

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Wiley, Mar 1, 2002 - Medical - 128 pages
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Obesity is undoubtedly the major nutritional disorder of the western world. It has such a major impact on mortality, morbidity and the quality of life that it most certainly merits consideration as a disease in its own right and should be managed as such.

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care covers all the evidence on the disease of obesity which impacts both quality of life and health. It reviews the links to long-term illness, especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and dedicates much to the current management strategies and treatment of obesity.

This book aims to make the task of tackling obesity less daunting for both patients and the health care professionals who treat them.

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"This little volume reviews in an easy reading style the physiology and pathology of obesity as well as therapeutic approaches from dieting and drugs to surgery ... useful for students, residents, all health care professionals, as well as sufferers." Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

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