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The Origins and Consequences of Obesity




The Origins and Consequences of Obesity

Derek J. Chadwick (Editor), Gail Cardew (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51497-9 April 2008 288 Pages



This volume examines obesity disorders which can lead to diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. It offers an interdisciplinary and international look at all aspects of the origins, consequences and treatment of obesity.
Partial table of contents:

The Epidemiology of Obesity (W. James).

Obesity in the Caribbean (T. Forrester, et al.).

Obesity in Peoples of the African Diaspora (R. Wilks, et al.).

Metabolic Consequences of Obesity and Body Fat Pattern: Lessons From Migrant Studies (P. McKeigue).

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease (A. Shaper).

Overconsumption as a Cause of Weight Gain: Behavioural-Physiological Interactions in the Control of Food Intake (Appetite) (J. Blundell & N. King).

Obesity and Metabolic Efficiency (A. Astrup).

Socioeconomic Status and Obesity (A. Stunkard).

The Economic and Psychosocial Consequences of Obesity (A. Rissanen).

Coherent, Preventive and Management Strategies for Obesity (G. Bray).