Obesity: science to practice / Edition 1

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This comprehensive textbook addresses one of the major public health concerns of our era – obesity. Clearly and simply, Obesity: science to practice provides a balanced, coherent account of obesity: how to define and measure it, its epidemiology, the physiological basis, associated diseases, how to assess, manage and treat it, and also strategies for prevention. The book is generously illustrated, including graphs and flow charts for easy reference. The chapters cite key references so that interested readers may pursue a given topic in more detail. Well presented and thoroughly edited by one of the leading experts in the field, this is the textbook of choice for anyone working in obesity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470019115
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 604
  • Sales rank: 1,134,717
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1 History of Obesity George A. Bray Bray, George A. 3

2 Epidemiology and Social Impact of Obesity Neville Rigby Rigby, Neville Rachel Leach Leach, Rachel Tim Lobstein Lobstein, Tim Rachel Huxley Huxley, Rachel Shiriki Kumanyika Kumanyika, Shiriki 21

3 Key Methodologies in Obesity Research and Practice Susan A. Jebb Jebb, Susan A. Alexandra M. Johnstone Johnstone, Alexandra M. Janet Warren Warren, Janet Gail R. Goldberg Goldberg, Gail R. Les Bluck Bluck, Les 45

4 Adipose Tissue: Development, Anatomy and Functions Dominique Langin Langin, Dominique Gema Fruhbeck Fruhbeck, Gema Keith N. Frayn Frayn, Keith N. Max Lafontan Lafontan, Max 79

5 The Regulation of Energy Balance: An Overview Gareth Williams Williams, Gareth 111

6 Control of Eating Wolfgang Langhans Langhans, Wolfgang Joanne Harrold Harrold, Joanne Gareth Williams Williams, Gareth Nori Geary Geary, Nori 127

7 Energy Balance in Humans Ellen E. Blaak Blaak, Ellen E. 167

8 Aetiology of Human Obesity John R. Speakman Speakman, John R. David Levitsky Levitsky, David 187

9 Health Hazards of Obesity: An Overview Ronald C. W. Ma Ma, Ronald C. W. Gary T. C. Ko Ko, Gary T. C. Juliana C. N. Chan Chan, Juliana C. N. 215

10 Metabolic Complications of Obesity Ronald Ma Ma, Ronald Juliana Chan Chan, Juliana 237

11 Liver Disease in Obesity Nimantha de Alwis de Alwis, Nimantha Chris Day Day, Chris 273

12 Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity Gianluca Iacobellis Iacobellis, Gianluca Arya M. Sharma Sharma, Arya M. 287

13 Obesity and Other Diseases Mimi Chen Chen, Mimi Robert Andrews Andrews, Robert 323

14 Social and Psychological Factors in Obesity Andrew J. Hill Hill, Andrew J. 347

15 Assessment and Investigationof Obesity Luc Van Gaal Van Gaal, Luc Ilse Mertens Mertens, Ilse 367

16 Managing Obesity: General Approach and Lifestyle Intervention Susanne Wiesner Wiesner, Susanne Jens Jordan Jordan, Jens 393

17 Pharmacological Approaches for Treating Obesity John Wilding Wilding, John 421

18 Surgical Approaches to the Management of Obesity Mervyn Deitel Deitel, Mervyn 449

19 Special Considerations in Managing Obesity Mimi Chen Chen, Mimi Robert Andrews Andrews, Robert 471

20 Eating Disorders in Obesity Susan M. Byrne Byrne, Susan M. Emma R. Dove Dove, Emma R. 499

21 Obesity in Childhood Julian Shield Shield, Julian Carolyn Summerbell Summerbell, Carolyn 509

22 Prevention of Obesity Tim Lobstein Lobstein, Tim 543

23 A Look to the Future Gareth Williams Williams, Gareth Gema Fruhbeck Fruhbeck, Gema 565

Index 571

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