Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan

Hardcover | October 23, 2008

EditorLarry James, John C. Linton

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Obesity is a major risk factor for a variety of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, endocrinologic, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and behavioral disorders.

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Obesity is a major risk factor for a variety of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, endocrinologic, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and behavioral disorders.

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Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the LifespanEdited by Larry C. James, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USAJohn Linton, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Environmental, genetic, psychological, and societal factors interact to produce obesity, a chronic condition of epidemic proportions. The Handbook of Obe...

Larry James, Ph.D, ABPP, is the Dean School of Professional Psychology Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA. Previously a chair of the Department of Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu . He also holds adjunct appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Howard Universi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:153 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:October 23, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387783040

ISBN - 13:9780387783048

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Table of Contents

Part I: Childhood Obesity. Childhood obesity literature review. Cultural issues in childhood obesity. Practical guides for treating childhood obesity. Healthy lifestyle interventions for adolescents. Exercise interventions for kids.- Part II: Adult Obesity. Adult obesity literature review. Cultural issues in adult obesity. Treating adult obesity: a healthy lifestyles approach. Low intensity exercise as a treatment intervention in obese adults. When is bariatric surgery indicated?- Part III: Obesity in the Geriatric Population. Why treat obesity in older adults? Cultural issues in obesity in older adults. An obesity treatment model for the geriatric population.- Part IV: Treatment Resources. Web sites, self-help materials for patients, and clinical resources for providers.- Index.

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From the reviews:"It is a handbook that is organized with a life-span focus. The individual chapters are mostly well written . . the editors have also included a list of helpful resource references and Web-based resources. . Overall, this handbook is a welcome source of information that succinctly reviews current evidence and practical recommendations for treating obese patients. . James and Linton's handbook will be a useful text in the classroom. Physicians and health psychologists will find this handbook a valuable source of information." (Philip Knowles, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (26), July, 2009)