This is a timely and informative text for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. This volume includes insight into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date reviews of current treatment issues and strategies.
The volume is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers new discoveries in the physiological control of body weight, as well as the pathophysiology of obesity. Expert authors discuss pathways that control food intake, energy expenditure, and peripheral nutrient metabolism, including a look at the emerging evidence of the role of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. Part 2 covers issues central to clinical management. Authors in this section discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, energy density, glycemic index, low-carbohydrate diets, the role of physical activity, and novel approaches to pharmacotherapy, surgery, and management of micronutrient deficiencies in the postbariatric patient.
An essential, practical text that sorts, synthesizes, and interprets the latest information on obesity-related topics, this is an essential volume for clinical endocrinologists and other health care providers.
Written for: Molecular biologists, geneticists, biochemists, endocrinologists
Table of Contents
Section One: Physiology & Pathophysiology
Chapter 1 Neuroregulation of appetite
Stephen C. Benoit
Deborah J. Clegg
Chapter 2 Gut peptides
Chapter 3 New biology of endocannabanoids
Stephen C. Woods PhD
Chapter 4 Obesity and adipokines
Nicole H. Rogers, MS
Martin S. Obin, PhD
Andrew Greenberg, MD
Chapter 5 Free fatty acids, insulin resistance and ectopic fat
David E. Kelley MD
Chapter 6 Critical Importance of the Perinatal Period in the Development of
Barry E. Levin, MD
Chapter 7 Body composition in obesity
Jennifer L. Kuk, MSc
Robert Ross, PhD
Chapter 8 Energy expenditure and obesity
Eric Ravussin, PhD
Leanne M. Redman, Ph.D.
Section Two: Clinical management
Chapter 9 Socioeconomics of obesity
Roland Sturm, PhD
Yuhua Bao, PhD
Chapter 10 Assessment of the obese patient
Daniel H. Bessesen, MD
Chapter 11 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Richard Legro, MD
Romana Dmitrovic, M.D.
Chapter 12 Weight management in diabetes prevention: Translating DPP into clinical
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D.
Chapter 13 Energy Density and weight regulation
Jenny H. Ledikwe, PhD
Heidi M. Blanck, PhD
Mary K Serdula, PhD
Jennifer D. Seymour, PhD
Beth C. Tohill, PhD
Barbara J. Rolls, Ph.D.
Chapter 14 Glycemic index, diabetes and obesity
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
Cara B. Ebbeling, PhD
Chapter 15 Update on low carbohydrate diets
Gary D. Foster, Ph.D.
Angela P. Makris, Ph.D., R.D.
Chapter 16 Physical activity and obesity
John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Amy D. Otto, PhD, LDN
Kristen Polzien, PhD
Kelli Ann Davis, MS
Chapter 17 Strategies for behavior change: motivational interviewing
Ken Resnicow, PhD
Abdul R. Shaikh, MHSc.
Chapter 18 Weight loss drugs: current and on the horizon
George A. Bray, M.D.
Frank L. Greenway, M.D.
Chapter 19 Surgical approaches and outcomes
George L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.
Chapter 20 Management of the post-bariatric surgical patient
Robert F. Kushner, MD
Chapter 21 Lessons from the National Weight control registry
James O. Hill, PhD
Holly R. Wyatt, MD
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
Rena R. Wing, PhD
Chapter 22 Pediatric obesity
Lawrence D. Hammer, M. D.