A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and Treatment by George A. BrayA Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and Treatment by George A. Bray

A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and Treatment

byGeorge A. BrayEditorGeorge A. Bray

Hardcover | March 28, 2011

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Examining the dramatic and growing epidemic of obesity, this book presents the history and origins of the problem, its etiology, and the various components necessary to develop effective intervention and treatment strategies. The first section covers the history of obesity, defines and evaluates the clinical presentation of the pathology, discusses its prevalence in the population, and explains common analytical measurements. Chapters include genetics and genetic factors, modern consequences of obesity, and quality of life issues. The second section introduces prevention strategies in children and adults, such as dietary and lifestyle changes, medication, and surgical interventions.
George A. Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE is a Boyd Professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Professor of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He was the first Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton R...
Title:A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and TreatmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:412 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439814570

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Table of Contents

Origins of Obesity in the Scientific Era'AD 1500 to the Present
Sixteenth Century
Seventeenth Century
Eighteenth Century
Nineteenth Century
Twentieth Century: An Age of Specialization in Science and Medicine

Definition, Measurement, and Prevalence
Describing Body Composition
Methods of Measuring Body Weight and Body Fat
Instruments Used to Measure Body Composition
Instrumental Methods for Measuring Visceral Fat
Body Fat through the Life Span
Body Fat and Body Energy Stores
Criteria for the Metabolic Syndrome
Prevalence of Obesity
Metabolic Syndrome

Genetic, Metabolic, and Social Origins of Obesity
Genetic Factors
Epigenetic and Intrauterine Imprinting
Environmental Agents and Obesity: An Epidemiologic Approach
Regulation of Body Fat: A Homeostatic Model of Energy Regulation

Effects of Obesity on Health and Metabolism
Historical Context for the Risks of Overweight as a Disease
Costs of Obesity
The Pathology of Obesity
The Pathophysiology of Central and Total Fat
Benefits and Potential Risks of Weight Loss

Prevention, Evaluation, and Introduction to Treatment
Prevention of Obesity
Introduction to Treatment
Criteria for Evaluating Outcomes

Lifestyle, Diet, and Exercise: Cognitive Solutions
Introduction to Cognitive Solutions for Weight Loss
Lifestyle Change: A Cognitive Solution
Diet: A Cognitive Solution
Physical Activity: A Cognitive Solution
Cognitive Strategies to Maintain Weight Loss

Medications for Obesity
Brief History of the Drug Treatment for Obesity
Mechanisms that Modulate Food Intake and Energy Expenditure: The Basis for Pharmacological Interventions
Drugs Approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the Treatment of Obesity
Drugs Approved for Other Uses that Have Effects on Body Weight
Combinations of Drugs Used for Weight Loss
Drugs in Late Stages of Clinical Evaluation
Concepts for Antiobesity Drugs in Earlier Stages of Development
Complementary and Herbal Medicine

Surgery for Obesity
Rationale for Surgical Intervention for Obesity
Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients
Effectiveness of Surgical Procedures
Mechanisms for Weight Loss
Benefits from Bariatric Surgery
Other Procedures

Postscript'Obesity in the Twenty-First Century
Lessons We Have Learned in this Book
Where Do We Go in the Twenty-First Century?