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ABC of Obesity

ABC of Obesity

Naveed Sattar (Editor), Mike Lean (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-13674-7

Jun 2007, BMJ Books

64 pages

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$45.95

Description

Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide, leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery. Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successful treatment options, and the most common causes.


Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text and an indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment and research of this common condition.

Contributors vii

Foreword ix

1 Obesity—time to wake up 1
David Haslam, Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean

2 Assessment of obesity and its clinical implications 4
Thang S Han, Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean

3 Management: Part I—Behaviour change, diet, and activity 8
Alison Avenell, Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean

4 Management: Part II—Drugs 12
Mike Lean, Nick Finer

5 Management: Part III—Surgery 16
John G Kral

6 Strategies for preventing obesity 20
Mike Lean, Jose Lara, James O Hill

7 Risk factors for diabetes and coronary heart disease 24
Sarah H Wild, Christopher D Byrne

8 Obesity and vascular disease 27
Debbie A Lawlor, Mike Lean, Naveed Sattar

9 Obesity and cancer 31
Donald C McMillan, Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean, Colin S McArdle

10 Obesity and reproduction 34
Jane E Ramsay, Ian Greer, Naveed Sattar

11 Childhood obesity 38
John J Reilly, David Wilson

12 Obesity—can we turn the tide? 42
Mike Lean, Laurence Gruer, George Alberti, Naveed Sattar

Index 47

A new guide tackling the growing problem of obesity amongst men, women and children

  • Written by internationally acclaimed experts
  • Addresses issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery
  • Uses recent evidence to highlight frequent problems, successful treatment options, and the most common causes of obesity
  • An indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals