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Clinical obesity in adults and children.

Author: Peter G Kopelman; Ian D Caterson; William H Dietz
Publisher: Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Highly Commended in the 2006 British Medical Association Book Awards (Endocrinology) This Second Edition brings together more than 20 internationally recognized experts in the field to provide a timely review of current knowledge. The text remains an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients who are obese. New features of this Second Edition include: Addition of two new  Read more...
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Clinical obesity in adults and children.
Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(OCoLC)56442214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Kopelman; Ian D Caterson; William H Dietz
ISBN: 1405143665 9781405143660 1405116722 9781405116725 9780470987087 0470987081
OCLC Number: 61328983
Notes: Previous edition: published as Clinical obesity. 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 493 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Obesity. Epidemiology --
definition and classification of obesity --
Measuring body composition in adults and children --
Social consequences of obesity --
Obesity and culture --
pt. 2. Biology of obesity. Energy balance and body weight homeostasis --
Genes and obesity --
Fetal and infant origins of obesity --
Metabolic fuels and obesity: carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue --
Energy and macronutrient needs in relation to substrate handling in obesity --
Biology of obesity: eating behaviour --
Energy expenditure in humans: the influence of activity, diet and the sympathetic nervous system --
pt. 3. Obesity and disease. Obesity and dyslipidaemia: importance of body fat distribution --
Obesity and disease: insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome --
Obesity and disease: hormones and obesity --
pt. 4. Childhood obesity. Childhood obesity: definition, classification and assessment --
Childhood obesity: consequences and physical and psychosocial complications. pt. 5. Adult obesity. Adult obesity: metabolic syndrome, diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis --Cardiovascular consequences of obesity --
Adult obesity: fertility --Obstructive sleep apnoea --
pt. 6. Management. An overview of obesity management --
Dietary management of obesity: eating plans --
Behavioural treatment of obesity: achievements and challenges --
Exercise and obesity --
Management of obesity: pharmacotherapy --
The management of obesity: surgery --
Weight loss maintenance --
Educating and training health-care professionals --
pt. 7. Environmental and policy approaches. Obesity in Asian populations --
Environmental and policy approaches: alternative methods --
A comprehensive approach to obesity prevention.
Other Titles: Clinical obesity.

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