The textbook combines a literature review with practical applications, incorporating expert analysis and synthesis of obesity treatment and prevention. The book is an important resource that will prepare health professionals and clinicians to help patients of all ages manage this complex and pervasive disease.
Obesity: Etiology, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention devotes an entire
chapter to treating and preventing obesity in children and discusses other relevant
• Nutrition therapy
• Physical activity
• Alternative therapies such as pharmacotherapy
• Promising trends in obesity treatment
In addition, graphs, tables, and chapter summaries make it easy for busy professionals to find and review key issues on the topic.
As obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world, this reference provides practitioners with the latest insight into integrating physical activity, nutrition, psychology, and medicine to help obese patients manage their weight.