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- 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...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 125.95
Focusing on prevention rather than treatment, Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences reviews and evaluates the determinants of obesity. The book uses evidence-based research as a basis to define foods and dietary behaviors that should be supported and encouraged as well as those that should be discouraged. This comprehensive review represents... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 200.81
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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 147.27
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...
- Humana Press 2007; US$ 210.34
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...
- Springer US 2007; US$ 116.26
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...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 137.40
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...