Obesity

Obesity

Global Impact and Epidemiology

1st Edition - July 15, 2020

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  • Editor: Raman Mehrzad
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188408
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188392

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Description

Obesity continues to accelerate resulting in an unprecedented epidemic that shows no significant signs of slowing down any time soon. The World Health Organization reports that in 2016, nearly 2 billion adults were overweight and that worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Obesity: Global Impact and Epidemiology is an important tool in proving a link to new knowledge, serving researchers and clinicians. The field of obesity is evolving very quickly and there is an abundance of scientific data that has emerged and is emerging constantly. Researchers and physicians need new updated information about the epidemiology and global impact of obesity that come from authors that have a wide perspective in the field. For health professionals and researchers, there is a need to understand how obesity begins. While a simple question, the answer is very complex.

Key Features

  • Serves as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings, leading to revised and updated treatment options for practicing obesity-treatment specialists
  • Offers practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity
  • Updated important source of information for clinicians and scientists in the field of obesity

Readership

Endocrinologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, and gastroenterologists; physicians in the field of general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, and anesthesiology; medical and nursing students, medical interns, medical residents, medical fellows; public health experts and epidemiologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Definition and introduction to epidemiology of obesity
    Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    2. Study design in obesity epidemiology research
    Jacqueline Chu, B.A. and Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    3. Prevalence and trends in obesity in the United States and affluent countries 19
    Ollin Venegas, B.A. and Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    4. Etiology of obesity
    Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    5. The global impact of obesity
    Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    6. The health impact of obesity
    Elizabeth Kiwanuka, M.D., Ph.D.
    7. Psychosocial factors and outcomes of obesity
    Jacqueline Chu, B.A. and Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    8. The role of diet in the obesity epidemic
    Elizabeth Kiwanuka, M.D., Ph.D.
    9. The role of physical activity in the obesity epidemic
    Elizabeth Kiwanuka, M.D., Ph.D.
    10. Environmental factors related to the obesity epidemic
    Lindsey G. Kahan, B.S. and Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    11. Cultural factors related to the obesity epidemic
    Zohra Salehi, M.D., Pharm.D.
    12. Educational factors related to the obesity epidemic
    Zohra Salehi, M.D., Pharm.D.
    13. Refined food addiction and its relation to obesity
    Lindsey G. Kahan, B.S. and Raman Mehrzad, M.D., M.H.L., M.B.A.
    14. Glycemic index
    David Kim, M.D.
    15. Predictors of obesity
    David Kim, M.D.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188408
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188392

About the Editor

Raman Mehrzad

Dr. Mehrzad is a physician, scientist and author who has worked closely with attendings and hundreds of students, interns, residents and fellows throughout his career. He is American Board Certified in Internal medicine and worked as a specialized physician at Yale New Haven Hospital for 3 years where he was also a clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine. Currently, he is pursuing a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and hence with his background brings both medical and surgical knowledge to the project. Dr. Mehrzad has conducted extensive scientific research in multiple areas in medicine, surgery and education and has over 36 peer-reviewed articles and over 22 abstracts published. He has written 5 books that are selling widely in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and contributed to six 6 medical and surgical textbooks. He is also an international lecturer and has lectured at over 100 schools for thousands of students across Europe. Lastly, beside his medical degree, Dr. Mehrzad holds an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Massachusetts, Isenberg school of Business.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States

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