Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as a consequence of it. Written by experts from around the globe, this book is a truly international work recognizing that the approach for the treatment and management of obesity may vary between differing ethnicities and in different countries. The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, life stages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policy approaches in six sections. As well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity, Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children considers the effects of the environment, of gender and of culture on this problem. This is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals, research scientists and public health practitioners involved in the prevention and care of patients who are at risk of obesity or are already obese.
Part 1 Obesity 1 Epidemiology: Definition and Classification of Obesity 2 Measuring Body Composition in Adults and Children 3 Stigma and Social Consequences of Obesity 4 Obesity and Culture, 5 Obesity and Gender Part 2 Biology of Obesity 6 Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis 7 Genes and Obesity 8 Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity 9 Adipocyte Biology 10 Metabolic Fuels and Obesity 11 Eating Behavior 12 Energy Expenditure in Humans: The Influence of Activity, Diet and the Sympathetic Nervous System Part 3 Obesity and Disease 13 Obesity and Dyslipidemia: Importance of Body Fat Distribution 14 Obesity Insulin Resistance and Gut Hormones 15 Obesity as an Endocrine Disease 16 Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis 17 Cardiovascular Consequences of Obesity 18 Adult Obesity: Fertility 19 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Part 4 Management of Adult Obesity 20 An Overview of Obesity Management 21 Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans 22 Behavioural Treatment of Obesity 23 Exercise, Physical Activity and Obesity 24 Drugs Used Clinically to Reduce Body Weight 25 The Management of Obesity: Surgery 26 Weight Loss Maintenance and Weight Cycling 27 Education and Training of Healthcare Professionals Part 5 Childhood Obesity 28 Childhood Obesity: Definition, Classification and Assessment, 375 29 Childhood Obesity: Consequences and Complications 30 The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Part 6 Environmental Policy Approaches 31 Obesity: Global Pandemic 32 Obesity and the Environment 33 Obesity: Using the Ecologic Public Health Approach to Overcome Policy Cacophony 34 A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Prevention