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  • Obesity and Diabetesby Tony Barnett; Sudhesh Kumar

    Wiley 2005; US$ 99.95

    Obesity has become the most common chronic disease of the present day, with significant increases in prevalence in populations across the world and all age groups. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in obesity-related metabolic and cardiovascular complications, making it an important public health issue. Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity... more...

  • Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin Bby Kenneth J. Carpenter

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this comprehensive account of the history and treatment of beriberi, Kenneth Carpenter traces the decades of medical and chemical research that solved the puzzle posed by this mysterious disease. Caused by the lack of a minute quantity of the chemical thiamin, or vitamin B1 in the diet, beriberi is characterized by weakness and loss of feeling in... more...

  • A Clinical Guide to Inherited Metabolic Diseasesby Joe T. R. Clarke

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 104.00

    This user-friendly clinical handbook provides an overview of how to go about recognizing and diagnosing inherited metabolic diseases. more...

  • The Great Starvation Experimentby Todd Tucker

    Free Press 2006; US$ 52.00

    What does it feel like to starve? To feel your body cry out for nourishment, to think only of food? How many fitful, hungry nights must pass before dreams of home-cooked meals metastasize into nightmares of cannibalism? Why would anyone volunteer to find out? In The Great Starvation Experiment, historian Todd Tucker tells the harrowing story of... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 109.95

    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...

  • 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

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/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...