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Handbook of Obesity
Clinical Applications
Third edition
edited by George A. Bray

Handbook of Obesity is a celebration of this research and can take its place alongside the standard textbooks on diabetes and other metabolic diseases.

Its 88 authors constitute a pantheon of obesity research, and it would be hard to find a topic that they have not covered, usually very well.

Handbook of Obesity is the premier reference for physicians and researchers in the field of obesity.


I. Evaluation of the Overweight or Obese Patient

  1. Classification and Evaluation of the Overweight Patient
  2. Waist Girth: A Critical Evaluation of Usefulness
  3. Cultural Differences as Influences on Approaches to Obesity Treatment
  4. Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity
  5. Impact of Voluntary Weight Loss on Morbidity and Mortality
  6. Weight Cycling as an Instance of False Hope
  7. Obesity and the Primary Care Physician

II. Prevention of Obesity

  1. The Prevention of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence
  2. Prevention of Obesity
  3. Analyzing and Influencing Obesogenic Environments
  4. Reengineering the Built Environment: Schools, Worksites, Neighborhoods, and Parks
  5. Agriculture and the Food Industry's Role in America's Weight Pandemic

III. Medical Management of Obesity

  1. Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity
  2. Preventing Weight Regain After Weight Loss
  3. Exercise and Weight Management
  4. Sibutramine in the Management of Obesity
  5. Drugs That Modify Fat Absorption and Alter Metabolism
  6. Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonists as Potential Antiobesit Agents
  7. Integrated Neurohormonal Approach to the Treatment of Obesity: The Amylin Agonist Pramlintide and Its Interactions with Leptin and PYY Signaling Pathways
  8. Neuropeptide Y in the Management of Obesity
  9. Serotonin Receptor Modulation in the Treatment of Obesity
  10. Melanocortin-4 Receptor as a New Target for Drug Development
  11. Histamine H3 Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Obesity
  12. Drugs with Thermagenic Properties
  13. Strategies to Reduce Calories of Food
  14. Herbal and Alternative Approaches to Obesity
  15. Is There a Future for Gene Therapy in Obesity?
  16. Prevention and Management of Dyslipidemia and the Metabolic Syndrome in the Obese Patients

IV. Surgery

  1. Surgical Treatment and Comorbidities
  2. Swedish Obese Subjects: A Review of Results from a Prospective Controlled Intervention Trial
  3. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
  4. Evolving Surgical Therapy for Obesity
  5. Liposuction and Obesity

V. Speical Issues

  1. Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder
  2. Special Issues in Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
  3. Weight Loss Clinics: Range of Capabilities, Benefits, Risks, and Costs
  4. Economic Aspects of Obesity
  5. Government's Evolving Role: Nutrition, Education, Regulation, Monitoring, and Research


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Handbook of Obesity
Clinical Applications
Third edition
edited by George A. Bray

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