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  • Treatment of the Obese Patientby Robert F. Kushner; Daniel H. Bessesen

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 117.66

    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...

  • Fat Warsby Ellen Ruppel Shell

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    We are facing a gathering health crisis of epic proportions. The crisis is obesity and the diseases linked to it - hypertension, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While multinational drug companies race to find a cure, the problem only worsens, with experts declaring that the UK is the second most obese nation on the planet and that 31,000 death... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Globesityby Francis Delpeuch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Obesity represents one of the major global health challenges of the 21st century.Its occurrence has now reached epidemic proportions, not only in industrialized nations, but increasingly in less developed countries too.Written by world-leading specialists in public health nutrition, Globesity cuts straight to the underlying nature and causes of this... more...

  • Inherited Metabolic Diseasesby Georg F. Hoffmann; Johannes Zschocke; William L. Nyhan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 117.66

    This is a concise guide to the diagnosis and initial management of patients with metabolic diseases. Containing an extensive amount of graphs and an expanded index, it will help the reader to rapidly locate the information they need. more...

  • Globesity, Food Marketing and Family Lifestylesby Professor Stephen Kline

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the public controversies surrounding lifestyle risks in the consumer society. Comparing news coverage of the 'globesity' pandemic in Britain and the USA, it illustrates the way moral panic brought children's food marketing to the centre of the policy debates about consumer lifestyles.   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...

  • HEAVY!by Richard B. McKenzie

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 29.41

    This book reveals surprising reasons for America's weight gain, and explores such consequences as higher fuel consumption and greenhouses gases, growing health insurance costs, reductions in the wages of heavy people, and reenforcement of rescue equipment. more...