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Child and adolescent obesity : causes and consequences, prevention and management

Author: Walter Burniat
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the ever increasing problem of obesity in children and adolescents.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Burniat
ISBN: 9780521026642 0521026644 0521652375 9780521652377
OCLC Number: 71274704
Description: xx, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of contributors; Foreword William H. Dietz; Preface; Part I. Causes: 1. Measurement and definition Tim J. Cole and Marie Francoise Rolland-Cachera; 2. Epidemiology Michele Guillaume and Inge Lissau; 3. Molecular and biological factors with emphasis on adipose tissue development Martin Wabitsch; 4. Nutrition Marie Francoise Rolland-Cachera and France Bellisle; 5. Physical activity Yves Schutz and Claudio Maffeis; 6. Psychosocial factors Andrew J. Hill and Inge Lissau; Part II. Consequences: 7. Clinical features, adverse effects and outcome Karl F. M. Zwiauer, Margherita Caroli, Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 8. The obese adolescent Marie-Laure Frelut and Carl-Erik Flodmark; 9. Prader-Willi and other syndromes Giuseppe Chiumello and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 10. Hormonal and metabolic changes Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Denes Molnar; 11. Risk of cardiovascular complications David S. Freedman, Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald S. Berenson; Part III. Prevention and Management: 12. Prevention Inge Lissau, Walter Burniat, Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt and Tim J. Cole; 13. Home-based management Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 14. Dietary management Margherita Caroli and Walter Burniat; 15. Management through activity Jana Parizkova, Claudio Maffeis and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 16. Psychotherapy Carl-Erik Flodmark and Inge Lissau; 17. Drug therapy Denes Molnar and Ewa Malecka-Tendera; 18. Surgical treatment Alessandro Salvatoni; 19. Interdisciplinary outpatient management Beatrice Bauer and Claudio Maffeis; 20. Interdiscplinary residential management Marie-Laure Frelut; 21. The future W. Philip T. James; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Burniat [and others].
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