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- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
One of the world?s top historians of the body, Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to today, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public health campaigns in shaping these views. While hefty bodies were once a sign of power, today those who struggle... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 198.00
First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95 US$ 56.29
The modern world is faced with a terrifying new ‘disease’, that of ‘obesity’. As people get fatter, we have come to see excess weight as unhealthy, morally repugnant and socially damaging. Fat it seems has long been a national problem and each age, culture and tradition have all defined a point beyond which excess weight is... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 79.99
Etwa 65 % der Deutschen sind übergewichtig ? starkes Übergewicht beeinträchtigt die Lebensqualität und führt häufig zu Diabetes, Stoffwechselstörungen, Hypertonie und Gelenkbeschwerden. Der Band bietet Fachleuten, die mit adipösen Patienten arbeiten, das notwendige Wissen zu Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie der Adipositas und ihren Folgekrankheiten.... more...
- Springer London 2013; US$ 79.99
Including material on prevention as well as assessment and management, this volume tackles the subject of obesity through an exploration of the many controversies and misperceptions that surround a condition with a growing medical profile worldwide. more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 172.00
Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity focuses on the important roles that exercise, dietary changes, and foods play in promoting as well as reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dieticians, and healthcare providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term... more...
- Springer Healthcare Ltd. 2014; US$ 49.99
This handbook discusses developments and the future of gout treatment, which looks promising. ?Gout has been a well-known disease for over 2000 years, and is the most common cause of joint inflammation in adult males. It has become apparent that no therapeutic target based on hyperuricemia outcome had been defined. Very few controlled trials were available... more...
- Springer New York 2014; US$ 149.00
This is a timely and informative updated edition for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, this updated title is directed toward individuals who wish to read further about targeted topics, rather than find an introduction to the field. This second edition again provides... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 150.00
Obesity is a continuing issue around the world and in many contexts. The growing number of obese people is an increasing concern for those in the medical profession, and obesity can pose specific challenges in relation to fertility and pregnancy. Patients who are obese require specific considerations and knowledge. Bringing together experts from a... more...
- World Health Organization 2000; US$ 50.40
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.... more...