The pandemic of obesity in the majority of countries of theworld has become a major health problem: obesity leads to a number of seriousdiseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension,stroke, cancer, psychological problems and a poor quality of life.
Obesityaffects almost every branch of medicine and clinical practice and this puts ahuge strain on healthcare provision. Managing Obesityhas been written specifically for non-specialists (GPs, junior doctors andmedical students) who increasingly need to treat obese patients. The book begins with an overview of the causesof obesity, the mechanisms that lead to individuals becoming obese and thehealth issues associated with being obese.
Later chapters discuss how obesitycan be managed, including advanced pharmacotherapy options and surgery.