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  • A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndromeby George A. Bray

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 99.95

    In the historical record there is abundant evidence that obesity was a medical and health concern as long as medicine has been practiced. The idea of diet and exercise are bulwarks in the fight against obesity in history from the time of Hippocrates to the 16th century?a span of 2,000 years. However, our scientific understanding of this problem is... more...

  • Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disordersby Alluru S. Reddi

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 79.99

    This book details fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders encountered in clinical practice.  Each chapter begins with pertinent basic physiology followed by its clinical disorder. Includes board-type questions with explanations for each clinical disorder. more...

  • Designated Fat Girlby Jennifer Joyner

    Skirt! 2010; US$ 12.99

    Jennifer Joyner was slowly killing herself with food. She didn?t know what to fear more: dying, or knowing that she was causing her own death. She was powerless to stop. She weighed 336 pounds. She had uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. She?d lost jobs and friendships, and her marriage was hanging by a thread. She disgusted herself. She... more...

  • Obesity in America, 1850-1939by Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is a study of obesity in America from 1850 to 1939, concentrating on how the condition was viewed, studied, and treated. It examines the images and stereotypes that were associated with fatness, the various remedies that were proposed for the condition, and the often bizarre theories used to explain it, including the idea that ordinary tap water... more...

  • A Fat Girl's Manifestoby Cyr V. Daniel

    Peter E. Randall Publisher 2015; US$ 9.99

    Through humor, health, and one thin book, Daniel will leave you laughing and inspire you to trade in your scale for a healthy serving of happy more...

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesityby Andrea Lenzi; Silvia Migliaccio; Lorenzo Maria Donini

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book describes in detail the multidisciplinary management of obesity, providing readers with a thorough understanding of the rationale for a multidisciplinary approach and with the tools required to implement it effectively. The emphasis is on a translational approach, starting from basic concepts and fundamental mechanisms of the pathology and... more...

  • Pharmacotherapy of Obesityby Karl G. Hofbauer; Ulrich Keller; Olivier Boss

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 199.95

    Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide... more...

  • Nutritional Counseling for Lifestyle Changeby Linda Snetselaar

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 89.95

    Nutrition plays a role in the causes, treatment, and/or management of many chronic diseases, yet the physician's primary responsibility is to treat through medication. Translating research findings and clinical experience into practical treatment recommendations, the book focuses on alleviating chronic illnesses with nutritional support and intervention... more...

  • 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...