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Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children, 3rd Edition

Peter G. Kopelman (Editor), Ian D. Caterson (Editor), William H. Dietz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8226-3
512 pages
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as a consequence of it.

Written by experts from around the globe, this book is a truly international work recognizing that the approach for the treatment and management of obesity may vary between differing ethnicities and in different countries. The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, life stages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policy approaches in six sections.  As well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity, Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children considers the effects of the environment, of gender and of culture on this problem. 

This is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals, research scientists and public health practitioners involved in the prevention and care of patients who are at risk of obesity or are already obese.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors v

Preface viii

List of Abbreviations ix

Part 1 Obesity 1

1 Epidemiology: Definition and Classification of Obesity 3
Tommy L.S. Visscher Marieke B. Snijder and Jacob C. Seidell

2 Measuring Body Composition in Adults and Children 15
K. Ashlee McGuire and Robert Ross

3 Stigma and Social Consequences of Obesity 25
Rebecca M. Puhl Chelsea A. Heuer and Kelly D. Brownell

4 Obesity and Culture 41
Pippa Craig

5 Obesity and Gender 58
Berit L. Heitmann

Part 2 Biology of Obesity 65

6 Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis 67
Abdul G. Dulloo

7 Genes and Obesity 82
I. Sadaf Farooqi

8 Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity 92
Matthew W. Gillman

9 Adipocyte Biology 103
Paul Trayhurn

10 Metabolic Fuels and Obesity 115
Simon W. Coppack

11 Eating Behavior 134
John E. Blundell Graham Finlayson and Jason C.G. Halford

12 Energy Expenditure in Humans: The Influence of Activity Diet and the Sympathetic Nervous System 151
Jose Lara Moira A. Taylor and Ian A. Macdonald

Part 3 Obesity and Disease 165

13 Obesity and Dyslipidemia: Importance of Body Fat Distribution 167
André Tchernof and Jean-Pierre Després

14 Obesity Insulin Resistance and Gut Hormones 187
Joseph Proietto

15 Obesity as an Endocrine Disease 200
Yuji Matsuzawa

16 Metabolic Syndrome Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis 208
Ioannis Kyrou John Willy Haukeland Neeraj Bhala and Sudhesh Kumar

17 Cardiovascular Consequences of Obesity 228
Ian Wilcox

18 Adult Obesity: Fertility 240
Renato Pasquali Alessandra Gambineri Valentina Vicennati and Uberto Pagotto

19 Obstructive Sleep Apnea 246
Brendon J. Yee and Ronald R. Grunstein

Part 4 Management of Adult Obesity 265

20 An Overview of Obesity Management 267
Peter G. Kopelman and Ian D. Caterson

21 Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans 275
Janet Franklin

22 Behavioral Treatment of Obesity 301
Vicki L. Clark Divya Pamnani and Thomas A. Wadden

23 Exercise Physical Activity and Obesity 313
Marleen A. van Baak

24 Drugs Used Clinically to Reduce Body Weight 327
George A. Bray

25 The Management of Obesity: Surgery 339
Paul E. O’Brien and John B. Dixon

26 Weight Loss Maintenance and Weight Cycling 351
Kristina Elfhag and Stephan Rössner

27 Education and Training of Healthcare Professionals 366
Peter G. Kopelman

Part 5 Childhood Obesity 373

28 Childhood Obesity: Definition Classifi cation and Assessment 375
Aviva Must and Sarah E. Anderson

29 Childhood Obesity: Consequences and Complications 392
Kate Steinbeck

30 The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 408
William H. Dietz

Part 6 Environmental Policy Approaches 423

31 Obesity: Global Pandemic 425
Shiriki K. Kumanyika Neville Rigby Tim Lobstein Rachel Jackson Leach and W. Philip T. James

32 Obesity and the Environment 440
Andy Jones and Graham Bentham

33 Obesity: Using the Ecologic Public Health Approach to Overcome Policy Cacophony 452
Geof Rayner and Tim Lang

34 A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Prevention 471
Boyd Swinburn and A. Colin Bell

Index 487

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Author Information

Peter Kopelman
Director, Institute of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Ian Caterson
Regional Vice-President, International Association for the Study of Obesity, Member, Scientific Council, International Obesity Task Force, Co-Director NSW Centre for Overweight & Obesity, NSW Centre for Public health Nutrition, Australia

William Dietz
Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC, Atlanta, USA

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"I would recommend this book for simple reference in practice or more involved research into obesity." (Primary Health Care, 1 October 2011)


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