Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Options and Alternatives

Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Options and Alternatives

by Olivier Boss, Karl G. Hofbauer, Ulrich Keller
     
 
Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide range of subjects

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Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide range of subjects from pathophysiology of obesity to the benefits of weight loss. The core sections on pharmacotherapy deal with currently available drugs and drugs in pre-clinical development, complemented with sections on non-drug treatment and general therapeutic aspects to provide an integrated view of therapeutic approaches to the treatment of obesity and its associated syndromes.

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Reviewer: Ruben D Bunag, MD, MA Pharmacology(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the various causes contributing to the worldwide prevalence of obesity. Written by authors with long-standing interests in obesity-related research, relevant information is presented under six headings: pathophysiology of obesity, general therapeutic aspects, benefits of weight loss, drugs on the market, drugs in research and development, and treatment alternatives. Information in each section is amply supported by the latest research references.
Purpose: The book is written primarily for physicians and healthcare professionals who treat obese patients. Because of the increasing prevalence of obesity, this book will be a useful resource for all interested investigators. It clearly accomplishes the authors' objectives.
Audience: The book is written for physicians, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, research scientists in academia or industry, and other students of life sciences related to obesity. It should provide a comprehensive and useful source of the latest developments in obesity research. The authors are well established and recognized authorities on obesity.
Features: The book begins with a logical presentation of the pathophysiology of obesity that includes discussions of energy homeostasis, appetite control, genetics, and antipsychotic drugs. This is followed by consideration of general therapeutics on obesity-associated complications, psychosocial aspects, and basic guidelines for treatment. Next is a general discussion of weight loss relating to cardiovascular risk factors, associated diseases, and metabolic diseases. The last three sections discuss the currently available drugs, drugs under development, and treatment alternatives.
Assessment: This book provides a more comprehensive and up-to-date review than others that have been published previously on obesity.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415303217
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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