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Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care - Colin Waine

Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780632065141
Number Of Pages: 128

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Obesity is undoubtedly the major nutritional disorder of the western world. It has such a major impact on mortality, morbidity and the quality of life that it most certainly merits consideration as a disease in its own right and should be managed as such.<br><p><i>Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care</i> covers all the evidence on the disease of obesity which impacts both quality of life and health. It reviews the links to long-term illness, especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and dedicates much to the current management strategies and treatment of obesity.<br><p>This book aims to make the task of tackling obesity less daunting for both patients and the health care professionals who treat them.




1: Introduction and overview.

2: Epidemiology.

3: Causes of obesity.

4: The Autocrine, Paracrine and Endocrine Functions of Adipose.


5: Obesity--a disease in its own right.

6: Beneficial effects of modest weight loss.

7: Management in clinical practice: a patient orientated approach.

8: Drug treatment in the management of obesity.

9: The Place of Surgery in the management of obesity.

10: The economic consequences of obesity.

11: Prevention of obesity.

12: Childhood obesity.


Appendix 1: Healthy eating.

Appendix 2: Characteristics of successful weight management programmes.

Appendix 3: Facts of fat.

Appendix 4: Growth charts.

Appendix 5: The Milan Declaration.


ISBN: 9780632065141
ISBN-10: 0632065141
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 14.17  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1