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Obesity is an all too common medical condition, frustrating to both patients and practitioners. Opinions on the causes and remedies of obesity vary widely and are often based on limited or selective evidence. Progress in understanding obesity has not kept pace with the magnitude of this public health problem.
In 1998, the National Institutes of Health published "Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults." Obesity uses this evidence-based report as an authoritative foundation for its own recommendations. The current state of knowledge is placed in a clinical context relevant to physicians in their everyday practice
It is never too late to begin treating obesity and to have a favorable impact on patient health. Ultimately, individuals suffering from this condition must be ready to address the problem. Physicians can encourage these patients by taking a dispassionate and objective approach and by setting achievable goals. Based on the latest research, Obesity provides pragmatic strategies practitioners need for successful outcomes.
- 331 pages, 2001, softcover
- Product #330301500
- ISBN 10: 1-930513-12-7
- ISBN 13: 978-1-930513-12-9
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Table of Contents
Objective of a Clinical Text on Obesity
Epidemiology of Obesity
Graham A. Colditz
Etiology of Obesity
Lloyd B. Williams and Robert V. Considine
Pathophysiology of Obesity and Matabolic Response to Weight Loss
Helmut O. Steinburg and Barry Gumbiner
Medical Complications of Intentional Weight Loss
Medical Assessment and Treatment of the Obese Patient
Leonard I. Mastbaum and Barry Gumbiner
Nutrition Intervention in the Medical Management of Obesity
Patricia A. Stewart, Celia Topping, and Nellie Wixom
Physical Activity and Exercise in the Treatment of Obesity
Behavioral Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
David B. Sarwer, Leslie G. Womble, and Robert I. Berkowitz
Pharmacologic Therapy for Obesity
Mehmood A. Khan and John V. St. Peter
Weight Loss Surgery
Lou-Ann Galibert and John Kral
Future Pharmacotherapy for Obesity: Integration of Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation
Weight Loss Recidivism and Relapse Prevention
John C. Guare and Angela Shulze
- Case 1
- Assessment and Management of Obesity in an Overweight Patient Who Does Not Present for Weight Loss Therapy
- Case 2
- Management of Obesity in a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and a History of Depression
- Case 3
- Management of Obesity in a Patient with a Complex History of Health Problems