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Morbid Obesity

Morbid Obesity Book
Author : Adrian O. Alvarez,Jay B. Brodsky,Martin A. Alpert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-11-04
ISBN : 9781841101880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by international experts in the field, this comprehensive book covers all aspects of obesity that may impact upon the practice of the anaesthetist, intensivist or other healthcare professional dealing with the obese patient. The information is presented in a logical manner--opening chapters cover the underlying pathophysiology of obesity and move on to discuss general risk factors, legal and ethical aspects of anaesthesia, changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pre-operative assessment and management. The main section of the book then focuses on specific problems such as renal function, DVT, patient positioning, airway management and ventilation, pulse oximetry, TOE, brain monitoring and BIS, general, spinal and epidural anaesthesia, volatile anaesthetics and drug delivery. A final section includes chapters that detail the nursing, ICU and trauma management of the obese patient, and covers key topics such as anaesthesia for caesarean section, ECG, infection control, haemodynamic monitoring, post-anaesthetic care and postoperative analgesia.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9241208945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease. With these problems in mind, the report aims to help policy-makers introduce strategies for prevention and management that have the greatest chance of success. The importance of prevention as the most sensible strategy in developing countries, where obesity coexists with undernutrition, is repeatedly emphasized. Recommended lines of action, which reflect the consensus reached by 25 leading authorities, are based on a critical review of current scientific knowledge about the causes of obesity in both individuals and populations. While all causes are considered, major attention is given to behavioural and societal changes that have increased the energy density of diets, overwhelmed sophisticated regulatory systems that control appetite and maintain energy balance, and reduced physical activity. Specific topics discussed range from the importance of fat content in the food supply as a cause of population-wide obesity, through misconceptions about obesity held by both the medical profession and the public, to strategies for dealing with the alarming prevalence of obesity in children. The report has eleven chapters presented in five parts. Part one, which assesses the magnitude of the problem, explains the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, considers the importance of fat distribution, and provides an overview of trends in all regions of the world, concluding that obesity is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Chapters in part two evaluate the true costs of obesity in terms of physical and mental ill health, and the human and financial resources diverted to deal with these problems. Specific health consequences discussed include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other noncommunicable diseases, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, debilitating health problems, and psychological problems. The health benefits and risks of weight loss are also assessed. Part three draws on the latest research findings to consider specific factors involved in the development of overweight and obesity. Discussion centres on factors, such as high intakes of fat, that may disrupt normal physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, and the role of dietary factors and levels of physical activity. In terms of opportunities for prevention, particular attention is given to the multitude of environmental and societal forces that adversely affect food intake and physical activity and may thus overwhelm the physiological regulatory systems that keep weight stable in the long term. The possible role of genetic and biological susceptibility is also briefly considered. Against this background, the fourth and most extensive part maps out strategies for prevention and management at both the population and individual levels. Separate chapters address the need to develop population-based strategies that tackle the environmental and societal factors implicated in the development of obesity, and compare the effectiveness of current options for managing overweight or obese individuals. Specific strategies discussed include dietary management, physical activity and exercise programmes, behaviour modification, drug treatment, and gastric surgery. While noting striking recent progress in the development of drug treatments, the report concludes that gastric surgery continues to show the best long-term success in treating the severely obese. The final part sets out key conclusions and recommendations for responding to the global obesity epidemic and identifies priority areas where more research is urgently needed. "... the volume is clearly written, and carries a wealth of summary information that is likely to be invaluable for anyone interested in the public health aspects of obesity and fatness, be they students, practitioner or researcher." - Journal of Biosocial Science

Encyclopedia of Obesity

Encyclopedia of Obesity Book
Author : Kathleen Keller
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1412952387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Encyclopedia of Obesity book written by Kathleen Keller, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Overcoming Obesity

Overcoming Obesity Book
Author : Jean-Ronel Corbier,Michelle Corbier, M.D.
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2005-03
ISBN : 0595347088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you been struggling with obesity? Have you reached a point where you MUST lose weight now? Dr. Jean-Ronel Corbier discusses weight loss and explains how he was able to lose 100 pounds going from fat to fit in only 7 months. This captivating and easy to read book discusses obesity and weight loss not only from a professional perspective but also from an insider's viewpoint. Dr. Corbier shares information regarding his personal struggles and victory in the battle over obesity. In addition: See how obesity affects both children and adults. Discover how genes, hormones and stress affect your weight. Find out why losing weight is not optional. Learn how the mind and various behavioral techniques can be used to conquer obesity. Get information on the pros and cons of drugs and surgery for obesity. Be taught how you can lose weight naturally, safely and permanently. Drs. Jean-Ronel and Michelle Corbier are Christian physicians, pediatric neurologist and pediatrician respectively who have developed a model called the RESTORATION model. It was initially developed to address complex problems seen in their neurological patients. This comprehensive model of wellness offers hope to all those afflicted by illness.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Barry Gumbiner
Publisher : ACP Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 1930513127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity is an all too common medical condition, frustrating to both patients and practitioners.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Book
Author : Norman Kretchmer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1990-08-31
ISBN : 9780936923055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume highlights recent research findings which elucidate the biological and behavioral underpinnings of childhood obesity. The book is divided into four sections: Perspectives, Determinants, Prevention, and Treatment. Topics include the social and psychological factors that comprise the obese child's world; eating patterns early in life and their influence on adiposity later in development; two types of opoid peptides, their respective receptor sites, and the effects they produce when released; putative relationships between food preferences and obesity; relationships between inactivity and obesity; design and implementation of school-based programs to prevent obesity in school children; medical care to the obese child and family; metabolic factors of dieting; the role of parental and family influences in childhood obesity; and treatment intervention. The book is a must for advanced graduate students and practitioners in medicine and psychology dealing with child health. It is an invaluable reference for clinicians and researchers alike.

Childhood Obesity Factors Affecting Physical Activity

Childhood Obesity  Factors Affecting Physical Activity Book
Author : Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781422313701
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Childhood Obesity Factors Affecting Physical Activity book written by Cynthia A. Bascetta, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Book
Author : George A. Bray
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-01-23
ISBN : 1597454311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas

Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas Book
Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 0309144175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas summarizes the information gathered at a workshop held February 5-6, 2009, in Austin, Texas. At this workshop, committee members met with Texas lawmakers, public officials, and community leaders to exchange ideas and to view first-hand strategies that are being implemented effectively at the state and local levels to prevent and reverse childhood obesity. Texas leaders at the workshop expressed the strong belief that the state's economic vitality and security depend on the health of its population. Accordingly, the state is no longer simply describing the personal, community, and financial costs of its obesity crisis; it is taking proactive steps to address the problem through strategic initiatives. An overarching strategy is to address obesity by targeting the state's youth, in whom it may be possible to instill healthy behaviors and lifestyles to last a lifetime. A guiding principle of these efforts is that they should be evidence based, community specific, sustainable, cost-effective, and supported by effective partnerships. Moreover, the goal is for the responsibility to be broadly shared by individuals, families, communities, and the public and private sectors.

Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus

Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus Book
Author : E. I. Sokolov
Publisher : VSP
Release : 1997-04
ISBN : 9789067642125
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the result of the study of metabolic and hormonal disorders in patients suffering obesity and diabetes mellitus, focusing on mechanisms of formation of atherosclerotic changes in the myocardium and vessels in diabetes mellitus patient.

The Rise of Obesity in Europe

The Rise of Obesity in Europe Book
Author : Derek J. Oddy,Peter J. Atkins,Virginie Amilien
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780754676966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together a range of case studies from nine European countries, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the transition from under-nutrition to obesity, offering the historical context to these vitally important contemporary issues.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Tahir Ahmed Mahmood,Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013
ISBN : 012416045X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together experts from a variety of specialties to examine the issues and challenges of obesity, this book discusses how obesity affects fertility, reproduction and pregnancy.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Meera Shekar,Barry Popkin
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2020-02-13
ISBN : 1464814929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obesity is a global ticking time bomb with huge potential negative economic and health impacts, especially for the poor. As of 2016, an estimated 44 percent of adults (more than two billion) worldwide are overweight or obese, and over 70 percent of them live in low- or middle-income countries, dispelling the myth that obesity is a problem only in high-income countries. The global obesity epidemic presents a formidable challenge to human capital acquisition, national wealth accumulation, and the goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Given the renewed global focus on human capital, its links to the obesity epidemic, and the growing evidence base for double- and triple-duty actions, there is both an urgent need for action and a great opportunity for engagement that will require both a whole-of-government and a whole-ofdevelopment-partner approach. Countries and global partners need to act urgently to address this ensuing epidemic, with emphasis on interventions that require corrective public action rather than one of individual responsibility.

Food Diet and Obesity

Food  Diet and Obesity Book
Author : D Mela
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-10-14
ISBN : 1845690540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global obesity epidemic is arguably the most serious health issue facing the food industry today. Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure over both the degree to which they are seen as contributing to the problem, and the role they should play in solving it. Drawing on the expertise of many of the world’s leading experts in this area, Food, diet and obesity summarises the key research on the links between obesity and diet. Topics discussed include trends in obesity, the evidence behind popular diets and meal replacers, the effectiveness of fat and sugar replacers in food, emerging issues such as the value of the glycemic index, protein content and calcium in weight control, and potential functional food targets and ingredients for weight control. After an introductory chapter on global trends in obesity, part one looks at the range of contributing factors to obesity, from nutrient-gene interactions, energy metabolism and physical activity to sensory responses to food, portion size and the psychology of overeating. Part two looks at macronutrients and their role in weight gain or loss, with chapters on topics such as energy density, dietary fat, carbohydrates, protein and dietary fibre. The final part of the book discusses issues in developing effective strategies for weight control, from gaining consumer acceptance of weight-control food products, through functional food ingredients, to community-based public health approaches in preventing obesity. With its distinguished editor and contributors, Food, diet and obesity is a standard work for health professionals, nutritionists and R&D staff throughout the food industry, as well as all those concerned with understanding and reducing obesity. Summarises key research which links diet and obesity Trends in obesity are examined Contributory factors to obesity are investigated, including lifestyle and genetics

Obesity and Cancer

Obesity and Cancer Book
Author : Tobias Pischon,Katharina Nimptsch
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 3319425420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adolescent obesity, and the role of body fat distribution in cancer risk. Individual chapters discuss potential pathways for the observed associations and explore possible mechanisms from both an epidemiological and an experimental perspective. It concludes with a population perspective on the cancer risk that is attributable to obesity and is thus potentially avoidable. This book is of particular value to researchers and epidemiologists and is also of interest to public health workers and clinicians.

Obesity and Mental Disorders

Obesity and Mental Disorders Book
Author : Susan L. McElroy,David B. Allison,George A. Bray
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2006-01-13
ISBN : 0849374510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Currently, there are a limited amount of guidelines to help clinicians manage patients with obesity and comorbid mental disorders. This expertly written source fills the gap in the literature by providing a clear overview of obesity and its relationship to mental illness while reviewing the most recent methods to manage and control the condition with diet, exercise, psychological treatments, pharmacotherapy, and surgery.

Global Health Complications of Obesity

Global Health Complications of Obesity Book
Author : Jahangir Moini,Raheleh Ahangari,Carrie Miller,Mohtashem Samsam
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 0128197528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Health Complications of Obesity presents a valuable resource for research scientists and clinicians by covering the burden of obesity and related diseases and serving as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings and for obesity-treatment specialists. Obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. This succinct resource focuses on the current data, research and management of obesity. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals, endocrinologists, nutritionists, public health students and medical students. Presents clinical cases, key terms and targeted references Addresses diseases including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, infertility, renal failure and depression Provides a link to new knowledge that is ideal for both researchers and clinicians

100 Questions Answers About Your Child s Obesity

100 Questions   Answers About Your Child s Obesity Book
Author : Barton Cobert,Josiane Cobert
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2009-12-18
ISBN : 1449631851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Childhood obesity has become a very common condition and can often lead to serious physical and emotional complications as the child grows up. If you are the parent, caregiver, or loved one of a child who is battling obesity, 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Obesity can offer help. This book is an authoritative and user-friendly guide that will enhance your knowledge of this condition and answer your questions about causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and the prognosis for children with obesity. Written by a gastroenterologist/pharmacologist and a child psychiatrist, and with contributions from actual parents of overweight children, this book is an excellent resource of learning about how to live a healthier lifestyle and to cope with the medical, emotional, and everyday aspects of childhood obesity.

Controversies in Obesity

Controversies in Obesity Book
Author : David W. Haslam,Arya M. Sharma,Carel W. le Roux
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-12-11
ISBN : 1447128346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the pathophysiology, clinical assessment and management of the obese patient in the context of serious chronic disease, as well as the political and environmental aspects, including prevention. The book's approach of arriving at an exploration of these issues through the vehicle of assessing the controversies is unique and interesting, attempting to debunk the myths and explore the genuine science whilst demonstrating areas where healthy debate is rife.

Advancing Effective Obesity Communications

Advancing Effective Obesity Communications Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Food and Nutrition Board,Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2020-07-24
ISBN : 0309495520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

On September 16, 2019, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, held a public workshop, Advancing Effective Obesity Communications, in Washington, DC. The workshop explored effective communication of obesity-related issues by providing an overview of the current communications environment and addressing the complexity of identifying key audiences and developing targeted messages. Speakers discussed communications strategies to reach specific intermediary audiences, such as the public, decision makers, and policy makers. The workshop also explored challenges in communicating about obesity issues, which include aligning the intended meaning of messages with an individual's perception of and response to those messages, addressing obesity bias and stigma through communications, and addressing misinformation. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that occurred at the workshop.