Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences
May 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
This landmark text is organized into 5 parts comprising 27 chapters, each carefully written in a user-friendly style by experts in the area. Part I helps the reader to understand the scope and complexity of the problem of obesity. Part II focuses on obesity etiology. Part III examines the health consequences of obesity for both children and adults. Part IV discusses the challenge of assessing obesity in humans and offers insights into community factors that influence the risk of obesity. Finally, Part V dedicates 13 chapters to a discussion of a wide variety of obesity prevention and treatment interventions that are currently in use.
Textbook of Obesity is an essential purchase for students and the many health professionals dealing with obesity on a day-to-day basis. A dedicated companion website features an extensive bank of questions and answers for readers to test their understanding, and all of the book’s illustrations for instructors to download: www.wiley.com/go/akabas/obesity
Part I Understanding the Scope 3
1 Epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of obesity 5
Barbara J. Moore and Xavier Pi-Sunyer
2 Cultural attitudes and biases toward obese persons 42
Janet D. Latner, Rebecca M. Puhl, and Albert J. Stunkard
3 The application of public health lessons to stemming the
obesity epidemic 58
Rodney Lyn, Barbara J. Moore, and Michael Eriksen
4 Psychodynamic approaches to the treatment of obesity
Bonnie Bernstein and Edward Mandelbaum
Part II Etiology 93
5 Genetic contributions to the development of obesity
Daniel Shriner, Issa Coulibaly, Georgina Ankra-Badu, Tesfaye M. Baye, and David B. Allison
6 Hidden persuaders: environmental contributors to obesity
7 White adipose tissue as a dynamic organ 123
Aliki Kosteli and Anthony W. Ferrante Jr.
8 Appetite and body weight regulation 133
Joseph R. Vasselli
9 Eating behaviors in obesity: the role of appetite
161Susan Carnell, Leora Benson, and Jane Wardle
10 The relation of pregnancy and lactation to obesity
development in the mother and child 181
Sally Ann Lederman
Part III Health Consequences 197
11 Effect of obesity on development and health in childhood
Ileana Vargas and Sharron Dalton
12 Impact of obesity during adulthood on chronic disease:
diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease,
and cancer 209
Jeanine B. Albu
Part IV Assessment 221
13 Measurement of human body composition to assess obesity
Dympna Gallagher and Jung-Eun Yim
14 Assessment of obesity risk in the community 239
Carmen R. Isasi, Nichola Davis, and Judith Wylie-Rosett
Part V Prevention and Intervention Approaches and Settings 251
15 Behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity
Meghan L. Butryn, Vicki L. Clark, and Maria C. Coletta
16 Non-dieting approaches to the treatment of obesity
Melissa A. Napolitano and Gary D. Foster
17 Dietary intervention approaches to the treatment of
Cathy A. Nonas and Karen Reznik Dolins
18 Pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
George A. Bray
19 Surgical treatment of severe obesity: patient selection
and screening, surgical options, and nutritional management
Marc Bessler, Daniel Davis, Beth Schrope, Akuenzunkpa Ude, Nancy L. Restuccia, Meredith Urban-Skuro, and Mary DiGiorgi
20 Metabolic consequences of weight reduction 333
21 The role of physical activity in weight loss and weight
loss maintenance 344
Jamile A. Ashmore, Georita Frierson, and Steven N. Blair
22 The challenge of weight loss maintenance: successful
Rena R. Wing and James O. Hill
23 Treatment of obesity in the primary care setting 365
Louis J. Aronne and Judy Townsend
24 Worksite health promotion for obesity prevention 374
Wahida Karmally and Megan Tubman
25 Treatment of overweight and obesity in children 384
Sharron Dalton and Ileana Vargas
26 School-based interventions for overweight and obesity
Isobel R. Contento, Pamela A. Koch, and Angela Calabrese-Barton
27 Preventing childhood obesity: It Takes a Nation 424
Barbara J. Moore, I. J. Frame, and Ninia Baehr
Companion website: Textbook of Obesity
This book is accompanied by a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/akabas/obesity
The website includes:
• Extensive bank of Questions and Answers
• All figures from the book for downloading
• Note-taking outline for each chapter
“It also provides useful background information when assessing employees on return to work following surgical treatment for severe obesity, or advising those considering such treatments. It is recommended as a reference book, with the health warning that the statistics, case examples and demographic data are specific to the USA.” (Occupational Medicine, 4 October 2012)
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