Get a quick, expert overview of the many key facets of obesity management with this concise, practical resource by Dr. Jolanta Weaver. Ideal for any health care professional who cares for patients with a weight problem. This easy-to-read reference addresses a wide range of topics - including advice on how to "unpack" the behavioral causes of obesity in order to facilitate change, manage effective communication with patients suffering with weight problems and future directions in obesity medicine.
Weaver: Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine Preface: Mulifaceted approach to obesity management Part I: The size of the problem 1. The global problem of obesity 2. Health Economics of obesity Part II: Hormones and weight problems 3. Glucagon-like peptide 1 in the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of clinical obesity 4. Obesity, cortisol excess and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis 5. Thyroid and weight 6. OBESITY AND POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME Part III: Co-morbidities in obesity 7. The role of human gut microbiota in obesity 8. Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 9. Obesity and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 10. Lipid disorders in obesity 11. Obesity and the effects on the Respiratory System 12. The effect of obesity on reproductive health 13. Obesity and pregnancy Part IV: Genetics and onset of obesity 14. Genetics of obesity 15. Childhood Obestity Part V: Bevioural aspects and psychosocial approach to obesity management 16. Obesity and depression 17. Visual Biases in Estimating Body Size 18. Eating disorders and obesity 19. Motivational interviewing and mindfullness in weight management Part VI: Energy and metabolism management 20. The Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Managing Obesity and Achieving Weight Loss 21. Weight management programmes 22. Breakfast for the prevention and treatment of obesity 23. Overview of a Range of Diets in Obesity Management 24. New approach to type 2 diabetes reversal in obesity: acute calorie restriction Part VII: Pharmacotherapies in obesity 25. Historical drug therapies in obesity 26. New therapies in obesity Part VIII: Surgical approach 27. Medical management of patients before and after bariatric surgery 28. Surgical management of obesity 29. Psychological management before and after weight loss surgery 30. Dietary interventions for weight loss and essential aspects of nutrition post bariatric surgery Part IX: Bottom line 31. The future of Obesity Medicine