¿Genetics of Obesity.- Reward, Reinforcement and Impulsivity in Obesity.- Neuroregulation of Body Weight: Lessons from Animal Models.- Gut Hormones and the Regulation of Body Weight.- Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and the Complications of Obesity.- Critical Importance of the Perinatal Period in the Development of Obesity.- Body Composition in Obesity.- Gut Microbiome and Obesity.- Shortened Sleep Time and Obesity.- Adaptive Responses to Weight Loss.- Recent Developments in the Epidemiology of Obesity.- Assessment of the Obese Patient.- Behavioral Strategies in Weight Management.- Dietary Modification as a Weight Management Strategy.- Physical Activity as a Weight Management Strategy.- Weight Loss Drugs, Present and Future.- Surgical Approaches and Outcomes.- Pre and Post-Operative Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient.- Early Findings from the LOOK Ahead Trial.- Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Care Clinic.- Assessment of the Obese Child.- Treatment of the Obese Adolescent.
This is a timely and informative updated edition for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, this updated title is directed toward individuals who wish to read further about targeted topics, rather than find an introduction to the field. This second edition again provides insights into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date instruction about current treatment issues and strategies for both adults and children. While several of the chapters are no longer relevant from the first edition, other topics have emerged as interesting and current. This edition will keep the two-section format of Physiology and Pathophysiology and Clinical Management, but it increases the first section to 10 chapters and reduces the second section to 12 chapters. The plan is to keep this edition in the range of about 350 to 400, maximum, printed pages. The volume is again 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 all the key issues central to clinical management, including recent developments in the epidemiology of obesity, assessment of the obese patient, behavioral strategies in weight management, dietary modification as a weight management strategy, physical activity as a weight management strategy, weight loss drugs, surgical approaches to obesity and other important clinical topics. An essential, practical text that sorts, synthesizes and interprets the latest information on obesity-related topics, this second edition will be an essential resource for clinical endocrinologists and other health care providers across a broad spectrum of specialties.
Evidence-based, state-of-the-art update on the physiological control of body weight and the pathophysiology of obesity
Authoritative, practical advice on a full range of issues central to clinical management of obesity
Written by a panel of highly acclaimed experts