Handbook of Obesity: Etiology and Pathophysiology / Edition 2

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Overview

Offering perspectives on the history, prevalence and genetics of obesity, this book examines the origins and etiology of obesity. It considers the relationship between behavioural neuroscience and obesity.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Anthony Pick
This book offers a comprehensive review of the field of obesity, including basic and clinical aspects. There are four sections covering the history, definitions, and prevalence of obesity, etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical aspects, including evaluation, prevention, and treatment. The stated purpose is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of obesity-related fields including research and practice aspects, written by leaders in their respective fields. These are worthy objectives. The target audience includes physiologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists, bariatricians, dietitians, applied and basic obesity researchers, psychiatrists, and students in these obesity-related fields. The editors are experts of international standing, and the chapter authors are credible, published authors at major academic institutions. This large, 1012 page-book reflects the aim of comprehensive coverage of the various components of the field of obesity. There are black-and-white illustrations and current references through early 1997. Obesity is obviously a very important field, given the large and growing prevalence of the condition and the associated morbidities, and a comprehensive textbook covering the entire field is most welcome and needed. Ironically, the major criticism of this excellent and useful volume is the inevitable inability to stay current given the extraordinary explosion of knowledge in the field, including important recent developments in the physiology of leptin and pharmacotherapy safety concerns. It is hoped there will be a second edition in the near future that will try and keep pace with developments in the field. This book will be of interest to individualsin obesity-related fields and will be a valuable addition to medical bookstores and libraries.
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Reviewer: Anthony Pick, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This book offers a comprehensive review of the field of obesity, including basic and clinical aspects. There are four sections covering the history, definitions, and prevalence of obesity, etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical aspects, including evaluation, prevention, and treatment.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of obesity-related fields including research and practice aspects, written by leaders in their respective fields. These are worthy objectives.
Audience: The target audience includes physiologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists, bariatricians, dietitians, applied and basic obesity researchers, psychiatrists, and students in these obesity-related fields. The editors are experts of international standing, and the chapter authors are credible, published authors at major academic institutions.
Features: This large, 1012 page-book reflects the aim of comprehensive coverage of the various components of the field of obesity. There are black-and-white illustrations and current references through early 1997.
Assessment: Obesity is obviously a very important field, given the large and growing prevalence of the condition and the associated morbidities, and a comprehensive textbook covering the entire field is most welcome and needed. Ironically, the major criticism of this excellent and useful volume is the inevitable inability to stay current given the extraordinary explosion of knowledge in the field, including important recent developments in the physiology of leptin and pharmacotherapy safety concerns. It is hoped there will be a second edition in the near future that will try and keep pace with developments in the field. This book will be of interest to individuals in obesity-related fields and will be a valuable addition to medical bookstores and libraries.
Booknews
Overviews research and clinical components<-->from historical perspectives, definition, and measurement to etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment. An international group of scientists examine topics such as: the genetic basis of obesity, discussing animal models, transgenic animals, and their applications; adipose tissue as a storage, thermogenic, and secretory organ and its role in the development and maintenance of obesity; the relationship of energy expenditure and thermogenesis to obesity and nutrient intake; monoamine peptides and their regulation of energy intake and expenditure; the impact of obesity on the body, from the heart to the joints, providing stress and insulin resistance models of central fat development and their associated pathophysiology; and the behavioral and social consequences of obesity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824709693
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

History, Definitions, and Prevalence - Historical Framework for the Development of Ideas About Obesity George A. Bray, Evaluation of Total and Regional Adiposity, Steven B. Heymsfield, Richard N. Baumgartner, David B. Allison, ZiMian Wang, and Robert Ross, Ethnic and Geographic Influences on Body Composition Paul Deurenberg and Mabel Deurenberg-Yap; Prevalence of Obesity in Adults - The Global Epidemic, Jacob C. Seidell and Aila M. Rissanen; The Fetal Origins of Obesity, David J. P. Barker; Pediatric Obesity - An Overview, Bettylou Sherry and William H. Dietz; Obesity in the Elderly - Prevalence, Consequences, and Treatment Robert S. Schwartz; Economic Costs of Obesity Ian D. Caterson, Janet Franklin, and Graham A. Colditz; Etiology; Genetics of Human Obesity Claude Bouchard, Louis P russe, Treva Rice, and D. C. Rao; Molecular Genetics of Rodent and Human Single Gene Mutations Affecting Body Composition Streamson C. Chua, Kathleen Graham and Rudolph L. Leibel; Rodent Models of Obesity David A. York; Primates in the Study of Aging-Associated Obesity Barbara C. Hansen; Behavioral Neuroscience and Obesity Sarah F. Leibowitz and Bartley G. Hoebel; Experimental Studies on the Control of Food Intake Henry S. Koopmans; Diet Composition and the Control of Food Intake in Humans John E. Blundell and James Stubbs; Central Integration of Peripheral Signals in the Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Balance: Role of Leptin and Insulin L. Arthur Campfield, Fran oise J. Smith, and Bernard Jeanrenaud; Development of White Adipose Tissue G rard Ailhaud and Hans Hauner; Lipolysis and Lipid Mobilization in Human Adipose Tissue, Dominique Langin and Max LaFontan; Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy Steven R. Smith; Uncoupling Proteins Daniel Ricquier and Leslie P. Kozak. (Part contents).

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