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Metabolic diseases

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  • 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 US$ 86.62

    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 US$ 12.76

    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...

  • 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 to Inherited Metabolic Diseasesby Joe T. R. Clarke

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

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

  • Obesityby Gail Woodward-Lopez; Lorrene Davis Ritchie; Dana E. Gerstein; Patricia B. Crawford

    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...

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

    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...

  • Therapeutic Groups for Obese Womenby Julia Buckroyd; Sharon Rother

    Wiley 2007; US$ 68.95 US$ 59.76

    Based on a five-year research project, Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women introduces an innovative approach to overcoming the growing socio-economic burden of morbidity and mortality resulting from emotionally-driven female obesity. Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother (both of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire),... 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...

  • Physician's Guide to the Treatment and Follow-Up of Metabolic Diseasesby Beat Thöny; Georg F. Hoffmann; J.V. Leonard; Joe T. R. Clarke

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 299.00

    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...