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.
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.