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Global Health Complications of Obesity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128197516, 9780128197523

Global Health Complications of Obesity

1st Edition

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Authors: Jahangir Moini Raheleh Ahangari Carrie Miller Mohtashem Samsam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128197516
eBook ISBN: 9780128197523
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd April 2020
Page Count: 480
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Global Health Complications of Obesity presents a valuable resource for research scientists and clinicians by covering the burden of obesity and related diseases and serving as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings and for obesity-treatment specialists. Obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. This succinct resource focuses on the current data, research and management of obesity. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals, endocrinologists, nutritionists, public health students and medical students.

Key Features

  • Presents clinical cases, key terms and targeted references
  • Addresses diseases including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, infertility, renal failure and depression
  • Provides a link to new knowledge that is ideal for both researchers and clinicians


Medical professionals and academic clinicians interested in diabetes research, studies of lipids, endocrinology and metabolism, obesity, cardiology, nutrition, and exercise physiology

Table of Contents

Jahangir Moini
1. What is Obesity?
Jahangir Moini
2. Obesity and Total Mortality
Jahangir Moini
3. Risk Factors of Obesity
Jahangir Moini
4. Cardiovascular Disease and its Risk Factors
Mohtashem Samsam and Jahangir Moini
5. Disorders of Insulin Regulation
Jahangir Moini
6. Obesity and Cancer
Raheleh Ahangari and Jahangir Moini
7. Respiratory Problems
Jahangir Moini
8. Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders
Jahangir Moini
9. Gastrointestinal Problems
Jahangir Moini
10. Gynecologic Problems
Jahangir Moini
11. Urologic Problems
Jahangir Moini
12. Skin Problems
Jahangir Moini
13. Social and Psychologic Problems
Jahangir Moini
14. Obesity in Children
Carrie Miller and Jahangir Moini
15. Obesity in the Elderly
Jahangir Moini
16. Prevention of Obesity
Jahangir Moini
17. Obesity Therapy
Jahangir Moini
18. Perspective on Economics and Obesity
Jahangir Moin


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About the Authors

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini is an international author of 38 medical textbooks for various publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Cengage Learning, and Routledge. In addition to continuing his venture as an author, he has been a professor for over 40 years. He is a retired professor with the Eastern Florida State College Science & Health Department. Previously, Dr. Moini was an assistant professor at Tehran University Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. He was also Director of Allied Health at Everest University for 15 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Professor, Science & Health Department, Eastern Florida State College, Florida, US

Raheleh Ahangari

Dr. Ahangari is an Associate Professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine, teaching Human Physiology, Clinical Embryology and Clinical Endocrinology at undergraduate and graduate levels. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Carol Davila Medical University, Bucharest, Romania and completed her graduate neuroscience courses in the department of Cell Biology and Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Salamanca. She received an Assistant Professor position in Anatomy at Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands-Antilles in 2003. She joined the BSBS and Dr. H. Daniel’s lab in 2005, looking for the therapeutic effects of oral delivery of pro-insulin conjugated to cholera toxin-B subunit produced in tobacco and lettuce fed to diabetic mice (2005-2006). Dr. Ahangari is a graduate faculty scholar and she has directed several master capstone projects, undergraduate honors in major and independent studies in endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

Carrie Miller

Dr. Miller is an assistant professor and Director of the Clinical Performance Laboratory at Seattle University-College of Nursing. She received her PhD from Washington State University in 2014, Master in Nursing Education in 2006 from University of Phoenix, and BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1991. Her nursing career has spanned 28 years with experience in labor and delivery, long-term care, operating room, lactation consulting, and dialysis. In addition, she is active in research and scholarly activities with publications and research projects surrounding lactation science. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Director, Clinical Performance Lab, College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA

Mohtashem Samsam

Dr. Mohtashem Samsam is a Professor of Medicine and a faculty at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Samsam studied medicine in the English language program of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, in Szeged, Hungary (1991- 1996) and received his PhD from Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2002. He completed his post-doc studies in Wuerzburg University, Germany (1999- 2002).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, USA

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