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  • Pharmacotherapy of Obesityby John P. H. Wilding

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 139.97

    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...

  • Laboratory Guide to the Methods in Biochemical Geneticsby Beat Thöny; Marinus Duran; K. Michael Gibson

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 118.43

    This manual deals specifically with laboratory approaches to diagnosing inborn errors of metabolism. The key feature is that each chapter is sufficiently detailed so that any individual can adopt the described method into their own respective laboratory. more...

  • Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespanby Larry James; John C. Linton

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 135.53

    This unique reference combines research data and hands-on clinical applications for use with overweight patients, from the very young to the very old. It provides a multidisciplinary palette of evidence-based interventions that can be individually tailored. more...

  • Nutrition and Metabolismby Christos S. Mantzoros

    Humana Press 2009; US$ 214.28

    International experts comprehensively review our current understanding of how nutrition interacts with the genetic substrate as well as exogenous factors, including physical activity or the lack thereof, to result in insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. more...

  • Treating and Preventing Obesityby Ö; Jan stman; Mona Britton; Egon Jonsson

    Wiley 2006; US$ 199.95 US$ 173.29

    Obesity now represents a serious problem in industrialized nations. An increasingly large number of people, especially children, are overweight - leading to subsequent illness and a reduced life expectancy. At long last, with this first evidence-based review of the current intervention strategies for treating and preventing obesity clinicians and... more...

  • Obesogenic Environmentsby Amelia Lake; Tim G. Townshend; Seraphim Alvanides

    Wiley 2011; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.66

    In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if society, public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. The obesogenic environment describes all the possible influences that our environment presents which encourage... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Fatby George Vigarello; C. Jon Delogu

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    One of the world?s top historians of the body, Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to today, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public health campaigns in shaping these views. While hefty bodies were once a sign of power, today those who struggle... more...

  • Fatby Sander L. Gilman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    The modern world is faced with a terrifying new ‘disease’, that of ‘obesity’. As people get fatter, we have come to see excess weight as unhealthy, morally repugnant and socially damaging. Fat it seems has long been a national problem and each age, culture and tradition have all defined a point beyond which excess weight is... more...

  • Adipositasby Alfred Wirth; Hans Hauner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 56.99

    Etwa 65 % der Deutschen sind übergewichtig ? starkes Übergewicht beeinträchtigt die Lebensqualität und führt häufig zu Diabetes, Stoffwechselstörungen, Hypertonie und Gelenkbeschwerden. Der Band bietet Fachleuten, die mit adipösen Patienten arbeiten, das notwendige Wissen zu Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie der Adipositas und ihren Folgekrankheiten.... more...

  • Controversies in Obesityby David W. Haslam; Arya M. Sharma; Carel W. le Roux

    Springer London 2013; US$ 64.60

    Including material on prevention as well as assessment and management, this volume tackles the subject of obesity through an exploration of the many controversies and misperceptions that surround a condition with a growing medical profile worldwide. more...