Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children
Peter G. Kopelman, Ian D. Caterson, William H. Dietz
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2009 - Medical - 512 pages
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.