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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 84.99 US$ 76.49

    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...

  • Extracellular Matrix: Pathobiology and Signalingby Nikos Karamanos; Donald Gullberg; Heldin Paraskevi; Liliana Schaefer; Ruggero Tenni; Achilleas Theocharis; Jan-Olof Winberg

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 307.00

    Over the last decades cell biology and biological chemistryhave increasingly turned their attention to the space between cells and revealed an elaborate network of macromolecules essential for structural support, cell adhesion and signaling. This comprehensive handbook of the extracellular matrix will give an overview of the current state... 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...

  • Obesityby Gerald Litwack

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 198.00

    First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and... more...

  • Fatby Sander L. Gilman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    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$ 62.40

    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$ 70.72

    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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 172.00

    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...

  • Managing Gout in Primary Careby Fernando Perez-Ruiz; Ana Maria Herrero-Beites

    Springer Healthcare Ltd. 2014; US$ 41.25

    This handbook discusses developments and the future of gout treatment, which looks promising. ​Gout has been a well-known disease for over 2000 years, and is the most common cause of joint inflammation in adult males. It has become apparent that no therapeutic target based on hyperuricemia outcome had been defined. Very few controlled trials were available... more...

  • Treatment of the Obese Patientby Robert F. Kushner; Daniel H. Bessesen

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 117.87

    This is a timely and informative updated edition for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, this updated title is directed toward individuals who wish to read further about targeted topics, rather than find an introduction to the field. This second edition again provides... more...