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Pediatric obesity : etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment

Author: Michael Freemark
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana ; London : Springer [distributor], ©2010.
Series: Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Childhood obesity and its co-morbidities - including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, and fatty liver disease - have seen striking increases in recent years. Despite a wealth of investigation, there is considerable controversy regarding the etiology of childhood obesity and the optimal approaches for prevention and treatment. "Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment"  Read more...
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Pediatric obesity.
Totowa, N.J. : Humana ; London : Springer [distributor], 2010
(OCoLC)506251785
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Freemark
ISBN: 9781603278744 1603278745 9781603278737 1603278737 9786612983085 6612983086
OCLC Number: 676698514
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 487 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Global dynamics in childhood obesity: reflections on a life of work in the field --
The neuroendocrine control of energy balance --
Monogenic obesity --
Syndromic obesity --
Polygenic obesity --
Racial differences in childhood obesity : pathogenesis and complications --
Maternal determinants of childhood obesity : weight gain, smoking, and breastfeeding --
Intrauterine growth retardation --
Gestational diabetes --
The role of diet --
Energy expenditure in children : the role of NEAT --
Childhood obesity and the regulation of growth, thyroid function, sexual development, and calcium homeostasis --
Pathogenesis of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in childhood obesity --
Pathogenesis and management of dyslipidemia in obese children --
Fatty liver disease --
Pathogenesis of hypertension and renal disease in obesity --
Sleep-disordered breathing and sleep duration in childhood obesity --
The long-term metabolic complications of childhood obesity --
Childhood obesity, atherogenesis, and adult cardiovascular disease --
Family-based behavioral interventions --
Exercise and childhood obesity --
School- and community-based interventions --
Pharmacotherapy of childhood obesity and pre-diabetes --
Pathogenesis and management of adiposity and insulin resistance in PCOS : prevention and treatment of the metabolic disease components --
Obesity and metabolic dysfunction in the child with a major behavioral disorder : atypical antipsychotics --
Hypothalamic obesity --
Bariatric surgery in adolescents --
Neuroendocrine and metabolic adaptations in the central nervous system that facilitate weight regain --
The socio-cultural context for obesity prevention and treatment in children and adolescents : influences of ethnicity and gender --
The marketing and distribution of fast food --
Local and national policy-based interventions : to improve children's nutrition.
Series Title: Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Responsibility: Michael Freemark, editor.

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Childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. This book reassesses the roles of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity and reviews new studies of the  Read more...

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