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Obesity: evaluation and treatment essentials

By: Steelman, Michael G.(Edited by) Westman, Eric(Edited by)

1420090038 / 9781420090031
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616.398
19/04/2016
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197 pages
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Addressing a growing epidemic in today's world, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentialspresents practical treatment protocols for obesity, including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician.

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

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MFGM Metabolism, MJG Endocrinology

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