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Obesity (Key Diseases Series)

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Edited by Barry Gumbiner, MD

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ObesityObesity 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 Barry Gumbiner

  1. Epidemiology of Obesity Graham A. Colditz

  2. Etiology of Obesity Lloyd B. Williams and Robert V. Considine

  3. Pathophysiology of Obesity and Matabolic Response to Weight Loss Helmut O. Steinburg and Barry Gumbiner

  4. Medical Complications of Intentional Weight Loss Barry Gumbiner

  5. Medical Assessment and Treatment of the Obese Patient Leonard I. Mastbaum and Barry Gumbiner

  6. Nutrition Intervention in the Medical Management of Obesity Patricia A. Stewart, Celia Topping, and Nellie Wixom

  7. Physical Activity and Exercise in the Treatment of Obesity Jorge Calles-Escandon

  8. Behavioral Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Care Setting David B. Sarwer, Leslie G. Womble, and Robert I. Berkowitz

  9. Pharmacologic Therapy for Obesity Mehmood A. Khan and John V. St. Peter

  10. Weight Loss Surgery Lou-Ann Galibert and John Kral

  11. Future Pharmacotherapy for Obesity: Integration of Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation Jamie Dananberg

  12. Weight Loss Recidivism and Relapse Prevention John C. Guare and Angela Shulze

Clinical Vignettes
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


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