- Presents important historical origins of obesity examining both people and trends
- Provides information on prevalence, measurements, clinical evaluation, and genetic factors in obesity
- Discusses prevention methods in adults and children; dietary and lifestyle changes; prescription and non-prescription agents; and surgical interventions
- Includes intervention strategies against obesity
- Evaluates future trends in obesity
Examining the dramatic and growing epidemic of obesity, this book presents the history and origins of the problem, its etiology, and the various components necessary to develop effective intervention and treatment strategies. The first section covers the history of obesity, defines and evaluates the clinical presentation of the pathology, discusses its prevalence in the population, and explains common analytical measurements. Chapters include genetics and genetic factors, modern consequences of obesity, and quality of life issues. The second section introduces prevention strategies in children and adults, such as dietary and lifestyle changes, medication, and surgical interventions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface. Introduction - How we got here. Part I: Origins. Historical Origins. Definitions and Evaluation. Modern Origins. Modern Consequences. Part II: Treatment. Prevention. Diet and Lifestyle Changes. Medications. Surgical Intervention