Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity focuses on the important roles that exercise, dietary changes, and foods play in promoting as well as reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dieticians, and healthcare providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing chronic diseases, especially heart, vascular, and diabetic diseases. Experts from a broad range of disciplines are involved in dealing with the consequences of excessive abdominal fat: cardiology, diabetes research, studies of lipids, endocrinology and metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and exercise physiology. They have contributed chapters that define a range of dietary approaches to reducing risk and associated chronic diseases. They begin by defining visceral obesity and its major outcomes; they also discuss the importance and the challenges of dietary approaches to reduce abdominal obesity, as compared to clinical approaches, with major costs and risks.
SECTION1: Epidemiology of Abdominal ObesitySECTION 2: Visceral Obesity: Diabetes and Heart DiseaseSECTION 3: Clinical Surgery in Management of Abdominal Obesity SECTION 4: Nutrition in Clinical Therapy of Abdominal Obesity DiseasesSECTION 5: Exercise and Environment in Altering Abdominal ObesitySECTION 6: Foods and Visceral Fat Accumulation and RemovalSECTION 7: Herbs and Extracts: Role in Abdominal FatSECTION 8: Dietary Supplements and Visceral ObesitySECTION 8: Dietary Supplements and Visceral ObesitySECTION 9: Dietary Macromolecules and Abdominal ObesitySECTION10: Nutrients as Modulators of Visceral FatSECTION11: Hormones and non-Nutrients as Modulators of Visceral FatSECTION12: Dairy Products and Visceral Fat in HealthSECTION 13: Genetic Regulation and Mechanisms of Obesity(55 total chapters)