Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Second Editon / Edition 2

Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Second Editon / Edition 2

by George A. Bray
     
 

With rates of obesity soaring to epidemic proportions, this reference strives to unearth new treatment regimens and pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Offering the latest recommendations and research from the most respected leaders in the field, the Second Edition compiles the most noteworthy studies on the evaluation and management of

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With rates of obesity soaring to epidemic proportions, this reference strives to unearth new treatment regimens and pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Offering the latest recommendations and research from the most respected leaders in the field, the Second Edition compiles the most noteworthy studies on the evaluation and management of obese patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824747732
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/05/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Contributors
1Classification and Evaluation of the Overweight Patient1
2Obesity and the Primary Care Physician33
3Cultural Differences as Influences on Approaches to Obesity Treatment45
4Bias, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Obesity69
5Prevention of Obesity75
6Influence of Obesity-Producing Environments97
7Prevention and Management of Dyslipidemia and the Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Patients115
8Obesity and Eating Disorders131
9Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity147
10Exercise as a Treatment for Obesity169
11Preventing Weight Regain After Weight Loss185
12Sympathomimetic and Serotonergic Drugs Used to Treat Obesity201
13Drugs That Modify Fat Absorption and Alter Metabolism253
14Leptin: From Laboratory to Clinic275
15Drugs on the Horizon and Drugs Relegated to History297
16Drugs with Thermogenic Properties315
17Herbal and Alternative Approaches to Obesity329
18Surgical Treatment of Obesity: An Overview and Results from the SOS Study359
Index391

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