Obesity

1st Edition

A Ticking Time Bomb for Reproductive Health

Editors: Tahir Mahmood Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124160453
eBook ISBN: 9780123914804
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th September 2012
Page Count: 670
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Description

Obesity is a continuing issue around the world and in many contexts. The growing number of obese people is an increasing concern for those in the medical profession, and obesity can pose specific challenges in relation to fertility and pregnancy. Patients who are obese require specific considerations and knowledge. Bringing together experts from a variety of specialties to examine the issues and challenges of obesity, this book discusses how obesity affects fertility, reproduction, and pregnancy. Beginning with an exploration of the epidemiology of obesity, further chapters focus on specific issues related to obesity and both male and female reproduction, the complications of obesity during pregnancy and labour, and the long term effects of obesity. This is the most comprehensive resource to examine the topic of obesity and reproductive issues, making it invaluable for medical students, professionals, and researchers in public policy and medicine.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive examination of fertility issues arising from male and female obesity
  • Clinical knowledge and expertise given to the subjects
  • In-depth examination through 47 chapters of a growing, but often overlooked, issue in fertility and pregnancy

Readership

This book would be of interest to researchers in obesity and fertility as well as gynecologists, anaesthetists, family doctors and healthcare planners

Table of Contents

Foreword

About the Editors

Contributors

Section 1: Epidemiology

1. Worldwide Epidemic of Obesity

Introduction

Definitions of Overweight and Obesity

The Extent of the Problem

Temporal Trends

Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity

Disease Burden and Impact on Health and Economy

International Response to the Epidemic

Conclusions

References

2. Social and Ethnic Determinants of Obesity

Introduction

Ethnic Factors

Social Factors

Dietary Factors

Conclusion

References

3. Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity

Introduction

Hereditary Factors Influencing BMI

Genetic–Molecular Interaction of Obesity

Regulation of Energy Balance – Molecular Basis

Regulation of Food Energy Intake

The Role of Hypothalamus

The Role of Leptin

Melanocortin Signalling Pathway

Control of Energy Expenditure

Adipogenesis

Interactions Among Social, Environmental, Genetic and Behavioural Factors in Obesity

Conclusion

References

4. The Psychological Basis of Obesity

Introduction

Eating Behaviour

Early Attachment and Trauma

Emotion Regulation

Personality Traits

Depression and Anxiety

Cognitive Factors

Summary

Acknowledgements

References

5. Obesity in Adolescence

Introduction

Prevalence of Childhood Obesity: A Global Perspective

Obesity and the Pubertal Transition

Factors Affecting Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Adolescent Obesity – Adverse Outcomes

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Adolescence

Obstetric Outcomes in Obese Adolescents

Management Principles

Management of PCOS in Adolescence

Conclusion

References

Section 2: Obes

Details

No. of pages:
670
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123914804
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124160453

About the Editor

Tahir Mahmood

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy; Chair, HMB National Audit Project, Office of Research and Clinical Audit, Lindsay Stewart R&D Centre at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - St George's University of London, UK Foundation Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus