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- Springer US 2007; Not Available
Comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, Handbook of Obesity Prevention analyzes the intricate causes of this public health crisis, and sets out concrete, multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This innovative handbook starts by clearly defining obesity in clinical, epidemiologic, and financial terms. From there, expert contributors... more...
- Humana Press 2007; Not Available
Treatment of the Obese Patient is a timely and informative text for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. This volume includes insight into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date reviews of current treatment issues and strategies. The volume is divided into two parts.... more...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 209.00
After three introductory chapters that deal with the general theme of obesity now regarded as a chronic disease this volume discusses the drugs sibutramine and orlistat, which are approved for long-term use in the US and in much of the rest of the world. The three final chapters discuss future drug targets, like the central nervous system and gut hormones,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 179.00
This manual deals specifically with laboratory approaches to diagnosing inborn errors of metabolism. The key feature is that each chapter is sufficiently detailed so that any individual can adopt the described method into their own respective laboratory. more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 189.00
This unique reference combines research data and hands-on clinical applications for use with overweight patients, from the very young to the very old. It provides a multidisciplinary palette of evidence-based interventions that can be individually tailored. more...
- 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...
- Humana Press 2009; US$ 259.00
International experts comprehensively review our current understanding of how nutrition interacts with the genetic substrate as well as exogenous factors, including physical activity or the lack thereof, to result in insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. more...
- 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... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 84.99
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...
- 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...