Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 29, 2017 - Medical - 350 pages
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Get a quick, expert overview of the many key facets of obesity management with this concise, practical resource by Dr. Jolanta Weaver. Ideal for any health care professional who cares for patients with a weight problem. This easy-to-read reference addresses a wide range of topics – including advice on how to "unpack" the behavioral causes of obesity in order to facilitate change, manage effective communication with patients suffering with weight problems and future directions in obesity medicine.

  • Features a wealth of information on obesity, including hormones and weight problems, co-morbidities in obesity, genetics and the onset of obesity, behavioral aspects and psychosocial approaches to obesity management, energy and metabolism management, and more.
  • Discusses pharmacotherapies and surgical approaches to obesity.
  • Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.
 

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Contents

I THE SIZE OF THE PROBLEM
1
II HORMONES AND WEIGHT PROBLEMS
17
III COMORBIDITIES IN OBESITY71
71
IV GENETICS AND ONSET OF OBESITY
153
V BEVIOURAL ASPECTS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH TO OBESITY MANAGEMENT
177
VI ENERGY AND METABOLISM MANAGEMENT
215
VII PHARMACOTHERAPIES IN OBESITY
265
VIII SURGICAL APPROACH
281
IX BOTTOM LINE
329
Index
335
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