Table of ContentsnnPart I. The Problem:nnChapter 1 - Definitions and PrevalencenChapter 2 - How do we get fat? An epidemiological and nMetabolic ApproachnChapter 3 - Costs, Pathology and Health Risks of Overweight and the Metabolic SyndromenChapter 4 - Natural History of Overweight: Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Types and Age-related ChangesnnPart II. The Solutions:nnChapter 5 - Evaluation Prevention and Introduction to TreatmentnnChapter 6 - DietnnChapter 7 - Behavior ModificationnnChapter 8 - Physical Activity and Exercise in the OverweightnnChapter 9 - Pharmacological Treatment of the Overweight PatientnnChapter 10 - Should We Treat the Metabolic Syndrome or its Components?nnChapter 11 - Surgical Treatment for the Overweight
This book presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of obesity and the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. The book defines obesity and realistically assesses its prevalence. It further examines and evaluates the success of traditional cognitive behavioral treatment. This volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Defines obesity and realistically assesses its prevalence
Examines and evaluates the success of traditional cognitive behavioral treatment
Presents a timely discussion of surgical and pharmacological options for obese patients