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Reviewer: Robert Kushner, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: The book presents an eclectic selection of current topics on obesity, covering a wide range of areas such as hormonal abnormalities, sleep disorders, pharmacotherapy, biometric methodology, compulsive eating, food control training, and weight management among black women. The 37 contributors represent a diverse group of researchers and practitioners from the U.S.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art view of the current treatment and management of obesity. However, a lack of organization and absence of stated themes and subheadings undermine this objective.
Audience: Although not explicitly stated, the book is most appropriately intended for clinicians specializing in obesity treatment. Readers will find the information in the chapters of variable interest and depth.
Features: The illustrations, tables, table of contents, and index are adequate. However, the book lacks consistency in format, content, and style. References are presented numerically or in alphabetical order. Chapters vary from general reviews, focused reviews, descriptions of studies, or an adaptation from other published books.
Assessment: Although the topics selected for this book are interesting and relevant for practitioners specializing in obesity treatment, the lack of organization and consistency in format, content, and presentation distracts the reader from appreciating the abundance of information contained within its covers.
Robert Kushner
The book presents an eclectic selection of current topics on obesity, covering a wide range of areas such as hormonal abnormalities, sleep disorders, pharmacotherapy, biometric methodology, compulsive eating, food control training, and weight management among black women. The 37 contributors represent a diverse group of researchers and practitioners from the U.S. The purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art view of the current treatment and management of obesity. However, a lack of organization and absence of stated themes and subheadings undermine this objective. Although not explicitly stated, the book is most appropriately intended for clinicians specializing in obesity treatment. Readers will find the information in the chapters of variable interest and depth. The illustrations, tables, table of contents, and index are adequate. However, the book lacks consistency in format, content, and style. References are presented numerically or in alphabetical order. Chapters vary from general reviews, focused reviews, descriptions of studies, or an adaptation from other published books. Although the topics selected for this book are interesting and relevant for practitioners specializing in obesity treatment, the lack of organization and consistency in format, content, and presentation distracts the reader from appreciating the abundance of information contained within its covers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914783749
  • Publisher: Charles Press Publishers PA
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 Body Weight and Mortality 1
2 Body Weight Reference Standards 12
3 The Role of Adiposity in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 22
4 Assessing Impact of Weight on Quality of Life 34
5 Hormonal Abnormalities in Obesity: Cause or Effect? 40
6 Sleep Disorders Associated with Obesity 66
7 Abnormal Arachidonic Acid Metabolism in Obesity 82
8 Obesity and the Endocrine System 96
9 Methodological Issues in Obesity Research: Examples from Biometrical Genetics 122
10 Therapeutic Weight Loss: A Serious Need for Guiding Principles Grounded in Physiology 133
11 Rational Nutrition Component of Comprehensive Weight Management 148
12 Food Control Training as a Successor to Dieting: A New Model for Weight Management 153
13 The Stages and Processes of Weight Control: Two Replications 172
14 Compulsive Eating: Applying a Medical Addiction Model 185
15 The Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Approach in a Nutrition Medicine Clinic 195
16 Weight Management Activities Among Black Women 207
17 Phenylpropanolamine in the Management of Moderate Obesity 220
18 Dexfenfluramine for the Long-Term Management of Obesity 227
19 Individualizing Pharmacologic Therapy for Weight Reduction: The Lovan Example 234
20 Evolutionary Aspects of Diet: Fatty Acids, Insulin Resistance and Obesity 241
Index 262
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