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Main description:

This book brings a comprehensive treatise about obesity, examining the measures that can be taken to stop and even reduce obesity if these right measures are taken in time.

Recent studies show that obesity is on the increase at an alarming rate, especially in the industrialized and affluent countries. A number of reasons have been put forward for this increase, including life style choices, over-eating, over-use of commercially processed food, addiction for fast food, high caloric diet specially containing high levels of sugar and fat, lack of exercise and sedentary life style. Also genetic make up has been associated with obesity.

Obesity can lead to a variety of lethal diseases, notably coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. These diseases account for the highest number of human death amongst all other causes. There are also a number of other side effects associated with obesity including increased stress, loss of intelligentsia, pancreatitis, premature birth and osteoarthritis. 

In recent years media have been playing important roles in highlighting the lethality and damage caused by obesity, nevertheless no significant effects can be seen in the population and obesity remains on the increase, especially amongst children.

The editors believe that it is important that more education, campaign and research are used to stop this increasing disease.


This book presents a comprehensive treatise about obesity

It helps the readers gain knowledge about obesity, to help them find appropriate treatment

A large number of contributors are specialists in their fields and have contributed to numerous Obesity books

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This comprehensive book examines the causes and effects of obesity, both on the human body as well as society as a whole. The significance obesity plays in the development of a variety of lethal and non-lethal diseases is discussed, and the prevention and treatment of obesity is looked at in detail.


Obesity: A Practical Guide brings together a large number of international specialists in their field, and is aimed at Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Researchers, Dieticians, Physicians and Health Care providers.


​ 1. White Adipose Tissues: Beyond Fat Storage.- 2. Brown Adipose Tissue and Obesity.- 3. Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Obesity.- 4. Leptin and Obesity.- 5. Role of Neuro-Endocrine System in Obesity.- 6. Oxidative Stress and Obesity.- 7. Genetics of Obesity.- 8. Obesity and Coronary Heart Disease.- 9. Obesity and Diabetes.- 10. Obesity and Breathing Related Sleep Disorder.- 11. Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease and Obesity: Pathophysiology and Putative Treatment.- 12. Obesity and Gastrointestinal Disorder in Children.- 13. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obesity.- 14. Obesity, Cardiometabolic Risk, and Chronic Kidney Disease.- 15. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Obesity.- 16. Obesity and Cancer.- 17. Obesity and Thyroid Cancer.- 18. Depression and Obesity.- 19. Obesity in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery.- 20. New Technology in the Assessment and Treatment of Obesity.- 21. Obstetrical Risk in Obesity.- 22. Bariatric Surgery in Obesity.- 23. Decoding the Code: Underlying Physiological Mechanisms of Bariatric Surgery.- 24. Infant Nutrition and Obesity.- 25. Disordered Eating and Obesity.- 26. Physical Activity in Obesity and Diabetes.- 27. Obesity Prevention in Young Children.


ISBN-13: 9783319198217
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: October, 2015
Pages: 300

Subcategories: Eating Disorders, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Physiology