Treating and Preventing Obesity: An Evidence Based Review

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Jan Östman, Mona Britton, Egon Jonsson
Wiley, Mar 6, 2006 - Psychology - 372 pages
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Obesity now represents a serious problem in industrialized nations. An increasingly large number of people, especially children, are overweight - leading to subsequent illness and a reduced life expectancy.

At long last, with this first evidence-based review of the current intervention strategies for treating and preventing obesity clinicians and health insurers have a guide that allows them to select the most efficient and cost-effective method of treatment for any given state of the illness. The whole is backed by extensive tables, a checklist for quality assurance and an extensive glossary.

With a foreword by George A. Bray, Boyd Professor at Louisiana State University and Chief of the Clinical Obesity section:

"Treating and Preventing Obesity: An Evidence Based Review provides a careful and thoughtful assessment of this disease and the options for its control and treatment. It started with the medical model where cure is the outcome. This valuable report provides a timely new analysis of a growing problem."

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About the author (2006)

J. Östman, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institute. Dr. ֳtman was formerly head of the Center for Metabolism and Endocrinology, Huddinge University Hospital. He is past Chairman of the Swedish Society for Diabetology, and author of about 300 publications, including original articles, reviews, books, and book chapters. Major research topics are regulation of human adipose tissue metabolism, diabetes epidemiology, and transplantation of insulin producing tissue in human diabetes.

Mona Britton, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Britton is Senior Medical Advisor at the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU), Stockholm.

Egon Jonsson, PhD, Leader of the WHO Health Evidence Network, and former Director of SBU, is Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Medicine,
Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He is a member of the U.S. National
Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and, for 20 years, Co-editor of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.

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