Child and Adolescent Obesity: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and Management by Walter BurniatChild and Adolescent Obesity: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and Management by Walter Burniat

Child and Adolescent Obesity: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and Management

EditorWalter Burniat, Tim J. Cole, Inge Lissau

Paperback | June 1, 2006

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This book addresses the ever-increasing problem of obesity in children and adolescents, the long-term health and social problems that arise from this, and approaches to prevention and management. It covers all aspects of obesity from epidemiology and prevention to recent developments in biochemistry and genetics, and to the varied approaches to management which are influenced by social and clinical need. A foreword by William Dietz and a forward looking "future perspectives" conclusion by Philip James embrace an international team of authors, all with first hand experience of the issues posed by obesity in the young.
Post-Graduate in Pediatrics 1979, Free University of Brussels with 'highest distinction' - in French 'la plus grande distinction' (19/20). Full career in the Pediatric Department of the University Hospital St Pierre, Brugmann and HUDERF. Assistant head of clinics from 1982. Outpatient clinic of pediatrics, outpatient clinic for obesity...
Title:Child and Adolescent Obesity: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.91 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521026644

ISBN - 13:9780521026642

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Foreword William H. Dietz; Preface; Part I. Causes: 1. Measurement and definition Tim J. Cole and Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera; 2. Epidemiology Michèle Guillaume and Inge Lissau; 3. Molecular and biological factors with emphasis on adipose tissue development Martin Wabitsch; 4. Nutrition Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera and France Bellisle; 5. Physical activity Yves Schutz and Claudio Maffeis; 6. Psychosocial factors Andrew J. Hill and Inge Lissau; Part II. Consequences: 7. Clinical features, adverse effects and outcome Karl F. M. Zwiauer, Margherita Caroli, Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 8. The obese adolescent Marie-Laure Frelut and Carl-Erik Flodmark; 9. Prader-Willi and other syndromes Giuseppe Chiumello and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 10. Hormonal and metabolic changes Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Dénes Molnár; 11. Risk of cardiovascular complications David S. Freedman, Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald S. Berenson; Part III. Prevention and Management: 12. Prevention Inge Lissau, Walter Burniat, Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt and Tim J. Cole; 13. Home-based management Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 14. Dietary management Margherita Caroli and Walter Burniat; 15. Management through activity Jana Parizkova, Claudio Maffeis and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 16. Psychotherapy Carl-Erik Flodmark and Inge Lissau; 17. Drug therapy Dénes Molnár and Ewa Malecka-Tendera; 18. Surgical treatment Alessandro Salvatoni; 19. Interdisciplinary outpatient management Beatrice Bauer and Claudio Maffeis; 20. Interdiscplinary residential management Marie-Laure Frelut; 21. The future W. Philip T. James; Index.

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"The book is well organized and a pleasure to read." Annals of Human Biology