Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Third Edition is the premier reference for physicians and researchers in the field of obesity. Written by leading scientists and clinicians, this handbook offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage concerning this growing global and chronic disease that affects and exacerbates comorbid conditions including diabetes and heart disease.

This Third Edition is full of many revisions including:

  • The sections Etiology and Pathophysiology have been updated to reflect state-of-the-art advancements in the prevalence, etiology, and pathophysiology of obesity
  • New chapters have been added and revisions made to the subjects of genetics, molecular biology, endocrine determinants of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and the relationship between obesity and diabetes

Written by the field’s leading scientists and clinicians, Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Third Edition:

  • has unparalleled coverage of the full range of subjects comprising the field of obesity.
  • is packed with charts, diagrams, and tables that conveniently summarize key information and concepts
  • elucidates state-of-the-art knowledge of the definition, prevalence, etiology, and pathophysiology of obesity
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420051445
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE A. BRAY is a former Executive Director (1989-1999) and current Boyd Professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as Professor of Medicine at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Bray received his A.B. in Chemistry from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He has served with NIH, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and WHO. His research interests include dietary, nutritional, and pharmacological treatment of diabetes and obesity.

CLAUDE BOUCHARD is the Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and holds the George A. Bray Chair in Nutrition. He holds a B.Ped. (Laval), a M.Sc. in exercise physiology (University of Oregon, Eugene), and a Ph.D. in population genetics (University of Texas, Austin). His research deals with the genetics of adaptation to exercise and to nutritional interventions as well as the genetics of obesity and its co-morbidities. Prior to coming to Pennington, he held the Donald B. Brown Research Chair on Obesity at Laval University where he was the Director of the Physical Activity Sciences Laboratory for about 20 years. His research has been funded mainly by the National Institutes of Health.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Evaluation of the Overweight or Obese Patient

1 Classification and Evaluation of the Overweight Patient George A. Bray Bray, George A. 1

2 Waist Girth: A Critical Evaluation of Usefulness Marie-France Hivert Hivert, Marie-France James B. Meigs Meigs, James B. 29

3 Genetic Evaluation of Obese Patients I. Sadaf Farooqi Farooqi, I. Sadaf Stephen O'Rahilly O'Rahilly, Stephen 45

4 Cultural Differences as Influences on Approaches to Obesity Treatment Shiriki Kumanyika Kumanyika, Shiriki 55

5 Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity Rebecca M. Puhl Puhl, Rebecca M. Kelly D. Brownell Brownell, Kelly D. 81

6 Impact of Voluntary Weight Loss on Morbidity and Mortality Edward W. Gregg Gregg, Edward W. 91

7 Weight Cycling as an Instance of False Hope Janet Polivy Polivy, Janet C. Peter Herman Herman, C. Peter 105

8 Obesity and the Primary Care Physician Robert F. Kushner Kushner, Robert F. Louis J. Aronne Aronne, Louis J. 117

Pt. II Prevention of Obesity

9 The Prevention of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence Tim Lobstein Lobstein, Tim 131

10 Prevention of Obesity W. Philip T. James James, W. Philip T. Timothy P. Gill Gill, Timothy P. 157

11 Analyzing and Influencing Obesogenic Environments Boyd Swinburn Swinburn, Boyd Garry Egger Egger, Garry 177

12 Reengineering the Built Environment: Schools, Worksites, Neighborhoods, and Parks Deborah A. Cohen Cohen, Deborah A. 195

13 Agriculture and the Food Industry's Role in America's Weight Pandemic James E. Tillotson Tillotson, James E. 209

Pt. III Medical Management of Obesity

14 Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity Rena R. Wing Wing, Rena R. 227

15 Preventing Weight Regain After Weight Loss Michael G.Perri Perri, Michael G. John P. Foreyt Foreyt, John P. Stephen D. Anton Anton, Stephen D. 249

16 Diet Composition and Weight Loss Angela P. Makris Makris, Angela P. Gary D. Foster Foster, Gary D. Arne Astrup Astrup, Arne 269

17 Exercise and Weight Management Tim Church Church, Tim 291

18 Sibutramine in the Management of Obesity Donna H. Ryan Ryan, Donna H. 303

19 Drugs That Modify Fat Absorption and Alter Metabolism George A. Bray Bray, George A. Luc F. Van Gaal Van Gaal, Luc F. 315

20 Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonists as Potential Antiobesity Agents George A. Bray Bray, George A. 335

21 Integrated Neurohormonal Approach to the Treatment of Obesity: The Amylin Agonist Pramlintide and Its Interactions with Leptin and PYY Signaling Pathways Jonathan D. Roth Roth, Jonathan D. Christine Mack Mack, Christine Nicole C. Kesty Kesty, Nicole C. David G. Parkes Parkes, David G. Christian Weyer Weyer, Christian 341

22 Neuropeptide Y in the Management of Obesity Ira Gantz Gantz, Ira Ngozi E. Erondu Erondu, Ngozi E. 363

23 Serotonin Receptor Modulation in the Treatment of Obesity Jason C. G. Halford Halford, Jason C. G. John E. Blundell Blundell, John E. 375

24 Melanocortin-4 Receptor as a New Target for Drug Development Tung M. Fong Tung, M. Fong Alison Strack Strack, Alison 389

25 Histamine H[subscript 3] Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Obesity Karin Rinivall Rinivall, Karin Rolf Hohlweg Hohlweg, Rolf Kjell Malmlof Malmlof, Kjell 395

26 Drugs with Thermogenic Properties Arne Astrup Astrup, Arne Soren Toubro Toubro, Soren 405

27 Strategies to Reduce Calories in Food Alexandra G. Kazaks Kazaks, Alexandra G. Judith S. Stern Stern, Judith S. 417

28 Herbal and Alternative Approaches to Obesity Frank Greenway Greenway, Frank David Heber Heber, David 425

29 Is There a Future for Gene Therapy in Obesity? Sergei Zolotukhin Zolotukhin, Sergei 453

30 Prevention and Management of Dyslipidemia and the Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Patients Scott M. Grundy Grundy, Scott M. 469

Pt. IV Surgery

31 Surgical Treatment and Comorbidities Henry Buchwald Buchwald, Henry 485

32 Swedish Obese Subjects: A Review of Results from a Prospective Controlled Intervention Trial Lars Sjostrom Sjostrom, Lars 503

33 Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Paul E. O'Brien O'Brien, Paul E. 517

34 Evolving Surgical Therapy for Obesity Michael J. Barker Barker, Michael J. Walter J. Pories Pories, Walter J. 535

35 Liposuction and Obesity Luigi Fontana Fontana, Luigi Samuel Klein Klein, Samuel 545

Pt. V Special Issues

36 Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder Janet D. Latner Latner, Janet D. G. Terence Wilson Wilson, G. Terence 553

37 Special Issues in Treatment of Pediatric Obesity Robert E. Kramer Kramer, Robert E. Stephen R. Daniels Daniels, Stephen R. 569

38 Weight Loss Clinics: Range of Capabilities, Benefits, Risks, and Costs Ken Fujioka Fujioka, Ken 593

39 Economic Aspects of Obesity Ping Zhang Ping, Zhang Rui Li Rui, Li 607

40 Government's Evolving Role: Nutrition, Education, Regulation, Monitoring, and Research Catherine E. Woteki Woteki, Catherine E. Sandra S. Jones Jones, Sandra S. M. R. C. Greenwood Greenwood, M. R. C. 631

Index 649

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