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  • Framing Fatby Samantha Kwan; Jennifer Graves

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    Framing Fat examines competing messages about body fat by considering the vantage point of cultural actors representing the fashion-beauty complex, public health, the food industry, and the fat acceptance movement. In doing so, it provides a more comprehensive view of the obesity epidemic and shows how strong cultural debates play a powerful role... more...

  • Molecular Basis of Lysosomal Storage Disordersby John Barranger

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Molecular Basis of Lysosomal Storage Disorders contains the proceedings of the 1983 Conference on the Molecular Basis of Lysosomal Storage Disorders, held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The papers focus on the molecular biology of, and therapeutic approaches to, lysosomal storage disorders, such as mucopolysaccharidoses,... more...

  • Metabolic Syndromeby Akhlaq A. Farooqui

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book offers comprehensive detail and cutting edge research on connections between metabolic syndrome and stroke, Alzheimer's disease and depression, benefiting postgraduate students, instructors, researchers, pharmacologists, nutritionists and physicians. more...

  • Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndromeby Barbara Hansen; Eleazar Shafrir

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 188.95

    Type II diabetes has developed into a global epidemic, with nearly 20 type II patients for every type I individual. Preceding the onset of type II diabetes is a prolonged episode of insulin resistance featuring a host of detrimental symptoms. This period comprises a disease referred to as Insulin Resistance Syndrome or Metabolic Syndrome. Insulin... more...

  • Acid-Base Disorders and Their Treatmentby F. John Gennari; Horacio J. Adrogue; John H. Galla; Nicolaos Maddias

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 132.95

    With detailed contributions and research from experts in the physiology of normal acid-base homeostasis and the management of acid-base disorders, this reference supplies an abundance of information on acid-base physiology, disorders of acid-base equilibrium, and the management and treatment of these disorders in clinical practice. A unique and timely... more...

  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseaseby Malcolm K Robinson; Abraham Thomas

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 188.95

    Although cardiovascular disease remains the leading proximate cause of death in the United States, it is now estimated that obesity may be equivalent to smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. In light of these statistics, this reference presents our current understanding of the epidemiology, pathology, and genetics of the obesity... more...

  • 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...

  • Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesityby Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 175.00

    Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity focuses on the important roles that exercise, dietary changes, and foods play in promoting as well as reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dieticians, and healthcare providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term... 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...