Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences

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Sharon R. Akabas, Sally Ann Lederman, Barbara J. Moore
John Wiley & Sons, May 8, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 479 pages
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Textbook of Obesity is designed to cover all of the essential elements concerning the etiology, prevention and treatment of obesity suitable for students in nutrition, dietetics and health science courses. Providing core knowledge for students is an essential and urgent requirement to ensure that those graduating will be properly equipped to deal with the high prevalence of overweight and obesity, currently affecting almost two-thirds of the population of the USA and with prevalence in much of the rest of the world rapidly catching up.

This landmark text is organized into 5 parts comprising 27 chapters, each carefully written in a user-friendly style by experts in the area.  Part I helps the reader to understand the scope and complexity of the problem of obesity. Part II focuses on obesity etiology. Part III examines the health consequences of obesity for both children and adults.  Part IV discusses the challenge of assessing obesity in humans and offers insights into community factors that influence the risk of obesity.  Finally, Part V dedicates 13 chapters to a discussion of a wide variety of obesity prevention and treatment interventions that are currently in use.

Textbook of Obesity is an essential purchase for students and the many health professionals dealing with obesity on a day-to-day basis. A dedicated companion website features an extensive bank of questions and answers for readers to test their understanding, and all of the book’s illustrations for instructors to download:  www.wiley.com/go/akabas/obesity

 

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Contents

2
42
3
58
4
84
Genetic contributions to
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6
108
84
115
dynamic organ
123
8
133
the treatment of obesity
295
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treatment of obesity
310
patient selection and screening
320
weight reduction
333
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344
successful losers
354
primary care setting
365

9
161
lactation to obesity development
181
and health in childhood
199
Assessment
221
the community
239
Prevention and Intervention
251
133
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treatment of obesity
273
obesity prevention
374
obesity in children
384
overweight and obesity
400
It Takes a Nation
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