Lifestyle Obesity Management

  • ID: 2222145
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Obesity represents the second leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States each year behind only cigarette smoking. Underlying causes of obesity include genetic propensity, inadequate physical activity and poor nutritional habits. A wide variety of complex behaviors contribute to the development of both childhood and adult obesity.Lifestyle Obesity Management summarizes current knowledge about the causes and treatments of obesity with an emphasis on lifestyle practices and habits and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of this condition. This book will serve as a useful guide to physicians and all healthcare professionals representing the diverse disciplines required to effectively treat obesity.
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List of Contributors

Preface

Modern Management of Obesity: The Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach

Exercise Management of the Obese Patient

Dietary Management of the Obese Patient

Behavioral Strategies for Enhancing Weight Loss and Maintenance

Drug Treatment of Obesity

Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Managing Obesity to Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Conditions

Childhood Obesity

Obesity and Health: Public Policy Implications and Recommendations

Obesity Research in the New Millennium

Index
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John Foreyt
Walker Carlos Poston
Kyle Mcinnis
James M. Rippe
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