Society’s view of obesity has changed throughout history. In the past, obesity was perceived as a symbol indicative of strength and wealth; nowadays, it is identified as a rising threat to our collective well-being.
In the past, weight gain was traditionally associated with the normal aging process. Nowadays; however - thanks in part to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles - weight gain has become a growing trend among children. Obesity is an issue of particular interest in developed nations where its proliferation has reached almost epidemic proportions.
Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications delves into all the critical aspects of evaluation, prevention, medical management and treatment alternatives - delivering a comprehensive resource that aims to answer all clinical questions related to adult and pediatric obesity.
Edited by Drs. George Bray and Claude Bouchard—leading a team of world-recognized experts—Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications is an academic tour-de-force which features all the latest information in the field.
Pharmacological alternatives are thoroughly explored with individual chapters on sibutramine and orlistat (both FDA approved) and pramlintide (currently approved in Europe). The roles of culture and economic factors, as well as the evolving role of governments, are also amply discussed. With seventeen chapters - out of a total of forty - exclusively focused on the medical management of obesity including, among others, behavioral approaches, diets, exercise, neurohormonal issues, and gene therapy Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications is a must-have resource for endocrinologists, cardiologists, internal medicine clinicians, and other professionals working in the field.
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