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  • Obesity and Diabetesby Tony Barnett; Sudhesh Kumar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 153.00

    Type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity, is today the most common form of diabetes.  It is also associated with a number of other cardiovascular risk factors which constitute the metabolic syndrome.  Effective management of ‘diabesity’ is crucial to the reduction of morbidity and premature morbidity due to cardiovascular disease.... more...

  • ABC of Obesityby Mike Lean; Naveed Sattar

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.99

    Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide, leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem,... more...

  • Abord clinique du patient obèse (French Edition)by Jérôme Dargent; Patrick Ritz

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    L?épidémie d?obésité qui affecte la France et touche aussi les enfants, semble déborder nos politiques de santé. Elle ne doit pas pour autant conduire le praticien à baisser les bras, car des solutions existent! Coûteuses pour la collectivité et altérant qualité et durée de vie, les maladies associées sont au premier plan de la prise en charge : diabète,... more...

  • Nutrition and Metabolismby Christos S Mantzoros

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    Reviews our understanding of how nutrition interacts with the genetic substrate and environmental-exogenous factors, including physical activity or the lack thereof, to result in insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. This book also reviews the major scientific and clinical aspects of the overlapping areas between nutrition and metabolism. more...

  • Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disordersby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 30.00

    This manual presents an overview of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and provides detailed instructions in the monitoring and evaluation of IDD control and prevention programs. Health and nutrition program staff working at the provincial, district and field levels in the public health sector will find this guide particularly useful. It may also be... more...

  • Clinical Obesity in Adults and Childrenby Peter G. Kopelman; Ian D. Caterson; William H. Dietz

    Wiley 2009; US$ 274.00

    Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as... more...

  • Inherited Metabolic Diseasesby Stephen G. Kahler

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    The explosion of insights in the field of metabolic disease has shed light on diagnostic as well as treatment options. This book presents an overview of the major groups of metabolic disorders. It presents clinical and diagnostic details with a system and symptom based to facilitate an efficient diagnostic work-up of individual patients. more...

  • Adipose Tissue and Inflammationby Atif B. Awad; Peter G. Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 179.95

    The American Obesity Association identifies obesity?s link to numerous medical conditions, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, several cancers, and a host of inflammatory disorders. Evidence indicates that inflammation has more than a corollary relation with obesity; that in fact, obesity itself manifests a low-grade,... more...

  • Read My Hipsby Kimberly Brittingham

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Kim Brittingham struggled for years with her weight and body image before she learned how to love her self unconditionally, find her confidence, and fully enjoy her life.  In this unflinching, humorous, and uplifting memoir, she openly explores her complex relationships with food and dieting, sex and dating, and exercise and health, ultimately inspiring... more...

  • Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilitiesby Michiel Korthals

    Springer 2010; US$ 89.99

    This volume addresses the overlapping aspects of the fields of genomics, obesity and (non-) medical ethics. It is unique in its examination of the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective. Genomics covers the sciences and technologies involved in the pathways that DNA takes until the organism is completely built and sustained:... more...