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Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Obesity

Overweight and obesity represent a rapidly growing threat to the health of populations in an increasing number of countries. Indeed they are now so common that they are replacing more traditional problems such as undernutrition and infectious diseases as the most significant causes of ill-health. Obesity comorbidities include coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, certain types of cancer, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, mellitus, gallbladder disease, dyslipidaemia, osteoarthritis and gout, and pulmonary diseases, including sleep apnoea. In addition, the obese suffer from social bias, prejudice and discrimination, on the part not only of the general public but also of health professionals, and this may make them reluctant to seek medical assistance. WHO therefore convened a Consultation on obesity to review current epidemiological information, contributing factors and associated consequences, and this report presents its conclusions and recommendations. In particular, the Consultation considered the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, and concluded that a coherent system is now available and should be adopted internationally.

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Obesity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

An overview written for general readers of the history, prevention, treatment, causes, and consequences of obesity. * The work is combines materials from history, epidemiology, behavioral science, surgery, pharmacology, economics, and policy * Includes a glossary of key terms related to the study of obesity

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Obesity

Providing readers and researchers with an introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding obesity, this book examines contemporary issues and debates that provoke the most heated disagreements and misunderstandings, such as whether obesity is an illness.

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 323

Obesity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Includes biographical sketches, a glossary and references all relating to obesity and its treatment.

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 209

Obesity

In a world now filled with more people who are overweight than underweight, public health and medical perspectives paint obesity as a catastrophic epidemic that threatens to overwhelm health systems and undermine life expectancies globally. In many societies, being obese also creates profound personal suffering because it is so culturally stigmatized. Yet despite loud messages about the health and social costs of being obese, weight gain is a seemingly universal aspect of the modern human condition. Grounded in a holistic anthropological approach and using a range of ethnographic and ecological case studies, Obesity shows that the human tendency to become and stay fat makes perfect sense in ...

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 435

Obesity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-05-11
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The prevalence of obesity in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, it is also the leading cause of osteoarthritis and the second leading cause of cancer. With contributions from leading experts in the field, Obesity: Prevention and Treatment bridges the gap between emerging understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity with concrete clinical applications for physicians and other healthcare workers in all disciplines of medicine. Following an overview of issues related to the prevention and management of obesity, the book discusses: Energy balance, the metaboli...

Progress in Obesity Research: 9
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1062

Progress in Obesity Research: 9

Obesity is officially recognised as a major worldwide public health problem. "Progress in Obesity Research: 9" fulfils the need for an accessible and fundamental research, highly recommended towards a better understanding of obesity. It will prove an indispensable resource for all those involved in the research, prevention and treatment of obesity.

Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1008

Obesity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-06
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity a global epidemic. Its prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, causing a myriad of health problems for children and adults. Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition explores the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology leading to obesity and metabolic disorders. It examines the safety of obesity drugs and drug development strategies as well as the role of physical activity, nutrition, and nutraceutical supplements in obesity treatment and prevention. With contributions from a cadre of internationally known experts, the book covers a spectrum of essential topics related to this widespread phenomenon, i...

The Mental and Physical Effects of Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

The Mental and Physical Effects of Obesity

Examines what causes obesity, the mental and physical effects of obesity, and how to live a healthy life.

Understanding Childhood Obesity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Understanding Childhood Obesity

In Understanding Childhood Obesity a physician offers a comprehensive guide that covers nearly every field of obesity research. He explores causes and methods of control, the body's physical and chemical makeup, prevention strategies, new treatments and behavior modifications, and future research possibilities.