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Lifestyle Obesity Management

Lifestyle Obesity Management

John Foreyt, Walker Carlos Poston, Kyle Mcinnis, James M. Rippe

ISBN: 978-1-405-10344-2

Jan 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

300 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$89.95

Description

Obesity represents the second leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States each year behind only cigarette smoking. Underlying causes of obesity include genetic propensity, inadequate physical activity and poor nutritional habits. A wide variety of complex behaviors contribute to the development of both childhood and adult obesity. Lifestyle Obesity Management summarizes current knowledge about the causes and treatments of obesity with an emphasis on lifestyle practices and habits and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of this condition.

This book serves as a useful guide to physicians and all healthcare professionals representing the diverse disciplines required to effectively treat obesity.

List of Contributors
Preface

Modern Management of Obesity: The Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach
Exercise Management of the Obese Patient
Dietary Management of the Obese Patient
Behavioral Strategies for Enhancing Weight Loss and Maintenance
Drug Treatment of Obesity
Surgery for Morbid Obesity
Managing Obesity to Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Conditions
Childhood Obesity
Obesity and Health: Public Policy Implications and Recommendations
Obesity Research in the New Millennium
Index

  • emphasizes the value of a multi-disciplinary approach to obesity treatment as well as approaches to managing obesity to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions
  • state-of-the-art understandings of how various aspects of lifestyle practices and habits interact with health
  • emphasis on lifestyle practices and habits and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of this condition.