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  • A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adultsby Caroline M. Apovian; Carine M. Lenders

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 115.95

    While unhealthy diet and sedentary behaviors are second only to smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., less than 45 percent of adult and pediatric obese patients received any prior advice from a physician to lose weight. The low rate of identification and treatment of obesity by physicians can often be attributed to lack of... more...

  • Obesity - Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemicby World Health Organization

    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...

  • Therapeutic Groups for Obese Womenby Julia Buckroyd; Sharon Rother

    Wiley 2007; US$ 66.95

    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...

  • Physician's Guide to the Treatment and Follow-Up of Metabolic Diseasesby Nenad Blau; Georg F. Hoffmann; J.V. Leonard; Joe T. R. Clarke

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 299.00

    The greatest dif?culty in life is to make knowledge effective, to convert it into practical wisdom. Sir William Osler. The inborn errors of metabolism, as a group of metabolic diseases, are re- tively rare and are sometimes called ?orphan diseases. ? As a group, they account for about 1 in 2,500 births (Applegarth et al. 2000) and, as a cumulative... 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...

  • Inborn Metabolic Diseasesby John Fernandes; Jean-Marie Saudubray; Georges van den Berghe; John H. Walter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 209.00

    This classical textbook has become indispensable for those in the front line dealing with metabolic disorders. This 4th edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. It now incorporates many new findings, and a new chapter has been added. more...

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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • Men and the War on Obesityby Lee F. Monaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Is obesity really a public health problem and what does the construction of obesity as a health problem mean for men? According to official statistics, the majority of men in nations such as England and the USA are overweight or obese. Public health officials, researchers, governments and various agencies are alarmed and have issued dire warnings... more...

  • Treatment of the Obese Patientby

    Humana Press 2007; US$ 219.00

    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...