Obesity,  An Issue of Medical Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455723690

Obesity, An Issue of Medical Clinics, Volume 95-5

1st Edition

Authors: Eddy Karnieli Derek LeRoith
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455723690
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th September 2011

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Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic that is also driving the marked increase in Type 2 diabetes across the globe.  While it is easily recognizable clinically, and readily measurable in the United States, a feature that is not well recognized is the central adiposity that may be the only or primary feature in South East Asian communities.  Thus it is imperative for clinicians to be brought up do date in order for preventative or therapeutic modalities are introduced early in the disease process.
This issue of Medical Clinics of North America covers numerous clinical aspects of obesity including metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, the link with cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension.  Several treatment modalities are covered including diet, exercise, cognitive and behavioral approaches, medications, and surgery.


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About the Authors

Eddy Karnieli Author

Derek LeRoith Author

Affiliations and Expertise

The Mount Sinai Hospital