Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine

Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine

1st Edition - September 29, 2017

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  • Author: Jolanta Weaver
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323485593
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323496001

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Get a quick, expert overview of the many key facets of obesity management with this concise, practical resource by Dr. Jolanta Weaver. Ideal for any health care professional who cares for patients with a weight problem. This easy-to-read reference addresses a wide range of topics – including advice on how to "unpack" the behavioral causes of obesity in order to facilitate change, manage effective communication with patients suffering with weight problems and future directions in obesity medicine.

Key Features

  • Features a wealth of information on obesity, including hormones and weight problems, co-morbidities in obesity, genetics and the onset of obesity, behavioral aspects and psychosocial approaches to obesity management, energy and metabolism management, and more.
  • Discusses pharmacotherapies and surgical approaches to obesity.
  • Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents

  • Weaver: Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine

    Preface: Mulifaceted approach to obesity management


    Part I: The size of the problem

    1. The global problem of obesity

    2. Health Economics of obesity

    Part II: Hormones and weight problems

    3. Glucagon-like peptide 1 in the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of clinical obesity

    4. Obesity, cortisol excess and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

    5. Thyroid and weight


    Part III: Co-morbidities in obesity

    7. The role of human gut microbiota in obesity

    8. Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    9. Obesity and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    10. Lipid disorders in obesity

    11. Obesity and the effects on the Respiratory System

    12. The effect of obesity on reproductive health

    13. Obesity and pregnancy

    Part IV: Genetics and onset of obesity

    14. Genetics of obesity

    15. Childhood Obestity


    Part V: Bevioural aspects and psychosocial approach to obesity management

    16. Obesity and depression

    17. Visual Biases in Estimating Body Size

    18. Eating disorders and obesity

    19. Motivational interviewing and mindfullness in weight management

    Part VI: Energy and metabolism management

    20. The Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Managing Obesity and Achieving Weight Loss

    21. Weight management programmes

    22. Breakfast for the prevention and treatment of obesity

    23. Overview of a Range of Diets in Obesity Management

    24. New approach to type 2 diabetes reversal in obesity: acute calorie restriction

    Part VII: Pharmacotherapies in obesity

    25. Historical drug therapies in obesity

    26. New therapies in obesity

    Part VIII: Surgical approach

    27. Medical management of patients before and after bariatric surgery

    28. Surgical management of obesity

    29. Psychological management before and after weight loss surgery

    30. Dietary interventions for weight loss and essential aspects of nutrition post bariatric surgery

    Part IX: Bottom line

    31. The future of Obesity Medicine

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: September 29, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323485593
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323496001

About the Author

Jolanta Weaver

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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