Textbook of Obesity Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences

ISBN-10: 0470655887
ISBN-13: 9780470655887
Edition: 2012
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Description: Understanding Obesity is a major new textbook, designed to cover all of the essential elements concerning obesity within nutrition, dietetics and health sciences courses. Providing core knowledge for students is an essential and urgent requirement  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Understanding Obesity is a major new textbook, designed to cover all of the essential elements concerning obesity within nutrition, dietetics and health sciences courses. Providing core knowledge for students is an essential and urgent requirement to ensure that those graduating will be properly equipped to deal with the huge incidence of overweight and obesity, currently effecting almost two-thirds of the population of the USA and with incidences in much of the rest of the world rapidly catching up. Comprising 27 chapters, each carefully written in a user-friendly style by an expert in the area, this landmark publication provides a huge wealth of essential information for all those working in the subject area worldwide. Understanding Obesity is organized into 5 parts. Part I helps the reader to understand the scope and complexity of the problem of obesity. Part II focuses on obesity etiology. Part III examines the health consequences of obesity for both children and adults. Part IV discusses the challenge of assessing obesity in humans and offers insights into community factors that influence the risk of obesity. Finally, Part V dedicates 13 chapters to a discussion of a wide variety of prevention and obesity treatment interventions that are currently in use. Understanding Obesity is an essential purchase for students studying nutrition and dietetics, health sciences and related courses and the many health professionals dealing with obesity on a day-to-day basis. Essential and core information for students studying nutrition, dietetics and health sciences Covers a topic of worlwide importance: an obesity epidemic is upon us Suberb list of top class authors from across North America Carefully peer reviewed and edited An essential reference for all those working in the subject area

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Introduction
Understanding the Scope
Epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of obesity
Cultural attitudes and biases toward obese persons
The application of public health lessons to stemming the obesity epidemic
Psychodynamic approaches to the treatment of obesity
Etiology
Genetic contributions to the development of obesity
Hidden persuaders: environmental contributors to obesity
White adipose tissue as a dynamic organ
Appetite and body weight regulation
Eating behaviors in obesity: the role of appetite
The relation of pregnancy and lactation to obesity development in the mother and child
Health Consequences
Effect of obesity on development and health in childhood
Impact of obesity during adulthood on chronic disease: diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and cancer
Assessment
Measurement of human body composition to assess obesity
Assessment of obesity risk in the community
Prevention and Intervention Approaches and Settings
Behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity
Non-dieting approaches to the treatment of obesity
Dietary intervention approaches to the treatment of obesity
Pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
Surgical treatment of severe obesity: patient selection and screening, surgical options, and nutritional management
Metabolic consequences of weight reduction
The role of physical activity in weight loss and weight loss maintenance
The challenge of weight loss maintenance: successful losers
Treatment of obesity in the primary care setting
Worksite health promotion for obesity prevention
Treatment of overweight and obesity in children
School-based interventions for overweight and obesity prevention
Preventing childhood obesity: It Takes a Nation
Index

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