Provides an illustrated, comprehensive review of obesity. An introductory discussion of the definitions of obesity and its epidemiology is followed by a detailed section on pathophysiology and aetiology.Tackles genetic predisposition and appetite regulation, in addition to common environmental and lifestyle factors and ethnicity. The authors proceed to discuss the much neglected area of management, approaching this area by defining the need to effectively assess the causes of the condition in the patient, giving advice on differential diagnosis, diet and exercise, behavioural therapy, surgery and pharmacological treatment. The atlas concludes with a summary of hospital care for the morbidly obese, and looks at promising future therapies, including preventative measures.
* Unique illustrated guide, tackling a complex condition that covers aetiology through to assessment, management and prevention * Associated comorbidities and complications clearly illustrated, with presentations at all ages * Sections on hospital care, behavioural therapy, surgery and pharmacological treatment
JPH Wilding, Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician; and BS Aditya, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK.
General physicians * Internal medicine specialists * Primary health carers and specialist nurses * Hospital pharmacists * GPs and family doctors * Doctors in training
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