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Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World: A Systems Approach to Turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities

  • ID: 3202746
  • Book
  • April 2015
  • Region: Global
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Globalization and economic progress has been accompanied with an increase in the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable illnesses worldwide.Obesity and Disease examines how these rising epidemics of obesity and other lifestyle problems are changing health guidelines globally - from directing health care professionals on how to care for individuals, to encouraging them to embrace the interconnected systems involved in chronic disease risk management, prevention and treatment.

With a focus on systems, this reference serves as an excellent resource on how to develop a more comprehensive approach to population health. Starting with a systematic approach to health risk assessment in section one, followed by a targeted approach to risk reduction and prevention in section two, the eBook moves along seamlessly into section three calling for a shared responsibility towards strengthening health systems globally that can help determine and improve upon the health of individuals, and societies across the world.

Obesity and Disease gives applicable concepts to readers in a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to alter health systems and implement changes that promote health and wellness in the communities they serve and live in. The information and resources in this eBook also serve as a guideline for collaborations across professional associations with a goal of developing strategic plans to combat obesity and diabetes.
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Section I: Health Risks Assessment: A Systematic Approach

1. Lifestyle Diseases in the Modern Era: A Major Threat to Global
Health!
Sirakarn Tejavanija and Sunil S. Jhangiani

2. Overweight and Obesity: It All Starts Here
Lindy Fenlason and Doug Heimburger

3. Physical Inactivity: A Lazy World
Sarah Litman Rendell and Charles Swencionis

4. From Starvation to Obesity: How Insulin Resistance Affects
Global Health
Pooja Raghavan, Dhyan Rajan and Meredith Hawkins

5. Moving Beyond Metabolic Syndrome: Assessing Diabetes and
Cardiometabolic Risk
K. Indulekha, C.S. Pitchumoni and V. Mohan

6. Diabetes Mellitus: Is it Type 1 or Type 2? It May Not Be So Easy
Jason C. Baker

7. From Fatty Liver to Cirrhosis: The Toll Rises!
Harmit S. Kalia and Allan W. Wolkoff

Section II: Prevention & Reduction of Risk Factors:
A Targeted Approach

8. Obesity: Update on Nutrition and Behavioral Strategies
Judith Wylie-Rosett and Carlos Marquez

9. The Healthy Diet: Easy as 1, 2 and 3
Jeannette M. Beasley and Beth A. Conlon

10. Regular Physical Activity: A Prescription for Lifelong Health in
the Community
Philip Haberstro, Lynn Rivers and Mary Stottele

11. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Behavioral Modification
Lekshmi Dharmarajan

12. Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Risk Factors
Lekshmi Dharmarajan and T.S. Dharmarajan

13. Obesity and Health: A Primer on Sleep
Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani and Kathryn J. Reid

14. Yoga and Meditation: Antidotes to Civilization
Sonia Suchday, Yvette Fruchter, Lauren Hagemann and Anthony F.
Santoro

15. Prescribing Medications for Older Adults: Dealing with
Obesity, Misuse, Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Events!
T.S. Dharmarajan and S. Davuluri

Section III: Building Stronger Health Systems Globally:
A Shared Responsibility

16. Using Systems Thinking to Understand the Dynamics of Obesity
in Low and Middle Income Countries
David William Lounsbury, Judith Wylie-Rosett and Beth A. Conlon

17. The Effectiveness of Wellness Program Incentives in Reducing
the Burden and Cost of Obesity
Chloe Cheng and Richard H. Bernstein

18. Obesity Interventions: Integration with Community-Based
Systems
Nichola Davis, Kristie Lancaster and Marcelle Pigananelli

19. Life-Course Approach to Obesity Management: The Role of
Family and Environment
Denise C. Tahara

20. From Intervention to Innovation: Health Information
Technology
Denise C. Tahara and Guy Laufer

Index

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