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Handbook of Obesity
Clinical Applications, Third Edition
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Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Third Edition is the premier reference for physicians and researchers in the field of obesity. Written by leading scientists and clinicians, this handbook offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage concerning this growing global and chronic disease that affects and exacerbates comorbid conditions including diabetes and heart disease.

This Third Edition is full of many revisions including:

  • The sections Etiology and Pathophysiology have been updated to reflect state-of-the-art advancements in the prevalence, etiology, and pathophysiology of obesity

  • New chapters have been added and revisions made to the subjects of genetics, molecular biology, endocrine determinants of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and the relationship between obesity and diabetes

Written by the field’s leading scientists and clinicians, Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, Third Edition:

  • has unparalleled coverage of the full range of subjects comprising the field of obesity.

  • is packed with charts, diagrams, and tables that conveniently summarize key information and concepts

  • elucidates state-of-the-art knowledge of the definition, prevalence, etiology, and pathophysiology of obesity


ISBN-13: 9781420051452
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: June, 2008
Pages: 680



GEORGE A. BRAY is a former Executive Director (1989-1999) and current Boyd Professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as Professor of Medicine at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Bray received his A.B. in Chemistry from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He has served with NIH, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and WHO. His research interests include dietary, nutritional, and pharmacological treatment of diabetes and obesity.

CLAUDE BOUCHARD is the Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and holds the George A. Bray Chair in Nutrition. He holds a B.Ped. (Laval), a M.Sc. in exercise physiology (University of Oregon, Eugene), and a Ph.D. in population genetics (University of Texas, Austin). His research deals with the genetics of adaptation to exercise and to nutritional interventions as well as the genetics of obesity and its co-morbidities. Prior to coming to Pennington, he held the Donald B. Brown Research Chair on Obesity at Laval University where he was the Director of the Physical Activity Sciences Laboratory for about 20 years. His research has been funded mainly by the National Institutes of Health.