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Clinical obesity in adults and children

Author: Peter G Kopelman; Michael J Stock
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Obesity is a serious problem affecting 302 million people globally. This new second edition continues to provide an informative and concise approach to the problem - serving as an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients who are obese. Topics include: epidemiology, effects, lipoprotein metabolism, dietary treatment, exercise, surgical and drug treatment, and public health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Kopelman; Michael J Stock
ISBN: 1405116722 9781405116725
OCLC Number: 60911521
Notes: Revised edition of: Clinical obesity.
Description: 493 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Peter G. Kopelman, Ian D. Caterson, William H. Dietz.

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