Encompassing a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and researchers, this comprehensive resource is an invaluable, user-friendly tool for bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and all those who treat obesity.
Written by prominent members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, this text:
- Showcases successful treatment methods by including key points of various clinicians in each chapter
- Includes an up-to-date chapter on the pharmacology of bariatric medicine that identifies the three classes of obesity drugs: those that increase energy expenditure, those that decrease energy intake, and those that inhibit the digestion and absorption of food
- Addresses various dietary intervention approaches such as low calorie balanced diets, low carbohydrate diets, and very low carbohydrate diets
- Explores the comorbidities of obesity, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes