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  • Therapeutic Groups for Obese Womenby Julia Buckroyd; Sharon Rother

    Wiley 2007; US$ 64.95

    Based on a five-year research project, Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women introduces an innovative approach to overcoming the growing socio-economic burden of morbidity and mortality resulting from emotionally-driven female obesity. Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother (both of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire),... more...

  • The Overweight Patientby Kathy Leach

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 32.95

    The book explores the underlying beliefs and behaviours that may contribute to obesity, including psychological needs, addiction, fear of deprivation, parental influences and sexual fears. The author draws a useful distinction between the need to eat and the need to maintain a large body size, and addresses both LT obesity and ST weight gain. more...

  • Obesity Management and Reduxby Stylianos Nicolaidis

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 32.95

    Redux™ is a revolutionary new anti-obesity drug that has just been approved (July 1996) by the FDA. It is the first weight management drug treatment to be launched in the United States in 20 years and is not addictive, unlike earlier drugs used for this purpose. Obesity Management and Redux™ includes a brief introduction which leads up to its discovery... more...

  • The F.A.S.T. Diet (Families Always Succeed Together)by Tony Dean

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.95

    Every member of the Dean family was overweight and out of shape. Within twelve months, Tony Dean, his parents, and his five brothers and sisters had lost more than 500 pounds. And they did it without pills, special foods, counting points, or buying any special equipment. They had all tried to lose weight before, but despite the occasional small success,... more...

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Iodineby Victor R. Preedy; Gerard N. Burrow; Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 290.00

    Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives:... more...

  • Treating and Preventing Obesityby Ö; Jan stman; Mona Britton; Egon Jonsson

    Wiley 2006; US$ 199.95

    Obesity now represents a serious problem in industrialized nations. An increasingly large number of people, especially children, are overweight - leading to subsequent illness and a reduced life expectancy. At long last, with this first evidence-based review of the current intervention strategies for treating and preventing obesity clinicians and health... more...

  • Obesogenic Environmentsby Amelia Lake; Tim G. Townshend; Seraphim Alvanides

    Wiley 2011; US$ 78.99

    In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if society, public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. The obesogenic environment describes all the possible influences that our environment presents which encourage... more...

  • Nutritional And Therapeutic Interventions For Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromeby Debasis Bagchi; Sreejayan Nair

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 149.95

    Diabetes mellitus affects approximately 20 million people in the US, or nearly 7% of the population. It is expected to increase by 70% within the next 25 years, and numerous epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. It is estimated to cost over $92 billion in health care... more...

  • Obesityby Tahir A Mahmood; Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    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...

  • The Metamorphoses of Fatby George Vigarello; C. Jon Delogu

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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...