Human Nutrition and Obesity

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The Atlas of Endocrinology series includes five lavishly illustrated volumes, in which experts have contributed state-of-the-art information and expert perspectives on current topics in the field. The series provides a detailed and comprehensive visual exposition of all aspects of clinical endocrinology.

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Overview

The Atlas of Endocrinology series includes five lavishly illustrated volumes, in which experts have contributed state-of-the-art information and expert perspectives on current topics in the field. The series provides a detailed and comprehensive visual exposition of all aspects of clinical endocrinology.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Contributions by Heber (medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition) and 12 other medical and nutritional experts discuss obesity, the most common nutritional disorder in advanced societies. Topics include fundamentals of human nutrition; nutrition and growth and development; vitamins and minerals; immune function and the adaptation to starvation; causes and metabolic consequences of obesity; botanical dietary supplements; diagnosis and vertically integrated management of obesity; nutrition and non-insulin-dependent diabetes, reproduction, gastrointestinal diseases, artherosclerosis, cancer, and aging; dietary assessment, guidelines, and diets; and parenteral and enteral nutrition. Contains b&w illustrations and charts, and color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632044016
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/20/2000
  • Series: Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 12.36 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1 The Bone Organ Systems: Form and Function
Ch. 2 Osteoblast Biology
Ch. 3 Osteoclast Biology
Ch. 4 The Biochemistry of Bone
Ch. 5 Peptide Hormones Acting on Bone
Ch. 6 Vitamin D: Metabolism and Action
Ch. 7 Regulation of Bone Cell Function by Gonadal Steroids
Ch. 8 Skeletal Growth Factors
Ch. 9 Bone Morphogenetic Proteins: Potential Role in Osteoporosis
Ch. 10 Coupling of Bone Resorption and Formation during Bone Remodeling
Ch. 11 Cytokines and Bone Remodeling
Ch. 12 Skeletal Heterogeneity and the Purpose of Bone Remodeling: Implications for the Understanding of Osteoporosis
Ch. 13 Skeletal Development: Mechanical Consequences of Growth, Aging, and Disease
Ch. 14 Inhibition of Osteopenia by Biophysical Intervention
Ch. 15 Biomechanics of Age-Related Fractures
Ch. 16 Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods
Ch. 17 Magnitude and Impact of Osteoporosis and Fractures
Ch. 18 Race, Ethnicity, and Osteoporosis
Ch. 19 Bone Mineral Acquisition in Utero and during Infancy and Childhood
Ch. 20 Bone Acquisition in Adolescence
Ch. 21 Genetic Determinants of Bone Mass
Ch. 22 Nutrition and Risk for Osteoporosis
Ch. 23 Physical Activity and Risk for Osteoporosis
Ch. 24 Premenopausal Reproductive and Hormonal Characteristics and the Risk for Osteoporosis
Ch. 25 Postmenopausal Endogenous and Exogenous Hormones, Degree of Obesity, Thiazide Diuretics, and Risk of Osteoporosis
Ch. 26 The Effects of Tobacco and Alcohol Use on Bone
Ch. 27 Falls as Risk Factors for Fractures
Ch. 28 What Is a Vertebral Fracture?
Ch. 29 Assessing Fracture Risk
Ch. 30 Outcomes of Osteoporotic Fractures
Ch. 31 The Nature of Osteoporosis
Ch. 32 Interaction of Local and Systemic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis
Ch. 33 Animal Models for in Vivo Experimentation in Osteoporosis Research
Ch. 34 The Type I/Type II Model for Involutional Osteoporosis
Ch. 35 Bone Remodeling Abnormalities in Osteoporosis
Ch. 36 The Role of Parathyroid Hormone and Vitamin D in the Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis
Ch. 37 Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: How the Hormonal Changes of Menopause Cause Bone Loss
Ch. 38 Osteoporosis in Men: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Characterization
Ch. 39 Osteopenia in Childhood and Adolescence
Ch. 40 Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
Ch. 41 Familial Osteoporosis
Ch. 42 Immobilization Osteopenia
Ch. 43 Thyroid Hormone and the Skeleton
Ch. 44 Osteoporosis in Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic Diseases
Ch. 45 Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperparathyroid Bone Disease, and Osteoporosis
Ch. 46 Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Other Defects of Bone Development as Occasional Causes of Adult Osteoporosis
Ch. 47 Osteoporosis Associated with Illness and Medications
Ch. 48 Transplantation Osteoporosis
Ch. 49 Osteoporosis Associated with Pregnancy
Ch. 50 Oral Bone Loss and Systemic Osteopenia
Ch. 51 Localized Osteoporosis
Ch. 52 The Evaluation of Patients with Osteoporosis
Ch. 53 Radiology and Osteoporosis
Ch. 54 Use of Densitometry in Management of Osteoporosis
Ch. 55 Utility of Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover in Osteoporosis
Ch. 56 Unexpected Consequences of Osteoporosis: An Evolving Basis for Treatment Decisions
Ch. 57 An Orthopedic Perspective of Osteoporosis
Ch. 58 Clinical Use of Bone Biopsy
Ch. 59 Design Considerations for Osteoporosis Trials
Ch. 60 ADFR - The Concept and Its Performance
Ch. 61 The Role of Calcium in the Treatment of Osteoporosis
Ch. 62 Vitamin D and Its Metabolites in the Management of Osteoporosis
Ch. 63 Estrogen: Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Ch. 64 Biphosphonates: Pharmacology and Use in the Treatment of Osteoporosis
Ch. 65 Calcitonin
Ch. 66 Fluoride Therapy for Osteoporosis
Ch. 67 Androgen and Androgenic Progestins
Ch. 68 Treatment with PTH Peptides
Ch. 69 Growth Hormone, Insulin-like Growth Factors: Potential Applications and Limitations in the Management of Osteoporosis
Ch. 70 Ipriflavone: In Vitro and in Vivo Effects on Bone Metabolism
Index
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