The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity (häftad)
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Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Humana Press Inc.
72 Tables, black and white; 92 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 304 p. 92 illus.
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The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity (häftad)

The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Häftad Engelska, 2010-10-13
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This book presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of obesity and the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. The book defines obesity and realistically assesses its prevalence. It further examines and evaluates the success of traditional cognitive behavioral treatment. This volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
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From the reviews: "This book provides condensed coverage of the findings from basic and applied human research on obesity and the related disorders of diabetes ... . The potential audience for this book includes biological scientists, behavioral scientists, health professionals, and interested individuals ... . This is an excellent, up-to-date book on the causes and treatments of obesity. ... it is possible to cover a broad area of obesity knowledge in a modest number of pages and thus is ideal for cover-to-cover read." (Dale A. Schoeller, Doody's Review Service, April, 2008) "Bray's book, The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, would serve as a pragmatic tutorial. ... Each chapter begins with a helpful list of take-home messages and ends with a rich supply of references. ... The author also summarizes the weight-loss effects of a number of drugs approved for conditions other than obesity ... ." (Eric Colman, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (15), April, 2009)

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Table of Contents Part I. The Problem: Chapter 1 - Definitions and Prevalence Chapter 2 - How do we get fat? An epidemiological and Metabolic Approach Chapter 3 - Costs, Pathology and Health Risks of Overweight and the Metabolic Syndrome Chapter 4 - Natural History of Overweight: Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Types and Age-related Changes Part II. The Solutions: Chapter 5 - Evaluation Prevention and Introduction to Treatment Chapter 6 - Diet Chapter 7 - Behavior Modification Chapter 8 - Physical Activity and Exercise in the Overweight Chapter 9 - Pharmacological Treatment of the Overweight Patient Chapter 10 - Should We Treat the Metabolic Syndrome or its Components? Chapter 11 - Surgical Treatment for the Overweight