Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children

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Peter G. Kopelman, Ian D. Caterson, William H. Dietz
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2009 - Medical - 512 pages
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Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century.This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines thelatest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide thesuccessful evaluation, management and treatment of the obesepatient including the large number of complications and otherconditions that can arise as a consequence of it.

Written by experts from around the globe, this book is a trulyinternational work recognizing that the approach for the treatmentand management of obesity may vary between differing ethnicitiesand in different countries. The book addresses obesity and itssocial and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, lifestages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policyapproaches in six sections.  As well as covering the latestapproaches to treatment of obesity, Clinical Obesity in Adultsand Children considers the effects of the environment, ofgender and of culture on this problem. 

This is an invaluable resource for all health careprofessionals, research scientists and public health practitionersinvolved in the prevention and care of patients who are at risk ofobesity or are already obese.

 

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Contents

List of Abbreviations
ix
Part 1 Obesity
1
Part 2 Biology of Obesity
65
Part 3 Obesity and Disease
165
Part 4 Management of Adult Obesity
265
Part 5 Childhood Obesity
373
Part 6 Environmental Policy Approaches
423
Index
487
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About the author (2009)

Peter Kopelman
Director, Institute of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich,UK

Ian Caterson
Regional Vice-President, International Association for theStudy of Obesity, Member, Scientific Council, International ObesityTask Force, Co-Director NSW Centre for Overweight & Obesity,NSW Centre for Public health Nutrition, Australia

William Dietz
Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity inthe Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion atthe CDC, Atlanta, USA

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