Obesity: science to practice by Gareth Williams, Gema Fruhbeck

By Gareth Williams, Gema Fruhbeck

This finished textbook addresses one of many significant public health and wellbeing issues of our period – weight problems. in actual fact and easily, weight problems: technology to perform offers a balanced, coherent account of weight problems: how to find and degree it, its epidemiology, the physiological foundation, linked illnesses, easy methods to determine, deal with and deal with it, and likewise concepts for prevention. The ebook is generously illustrated, together with graphs and circulate charts for simple reference. The chapters cite key references in order that readers may possibly pursue a given subject in additional element. good offered and carefully edited via one of many major specialists within the box, this is often the textbook of selection for an individual operating in weight problems.

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Numerous other forms of treatment for obesity have been attempted. One notable example was the use, for a brief period during the 1960s, of stereotactic lesioning of the lateral hypothalamus in an attempt to mimic the hypophagia and weight loss induced in rodents by this procedure. This approach was soon abandoned because of poor outcomes and anxieties about its safety. Growth of the scientific community It was not until the 1960s that concerted attempts were made to bring together those interested in the science and clinical management References of obesity.

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Mexican American women aged 40–59 years were also severely affected: prevalences of overweight, obesity and BMI Ն40 kg/m2 were 31, 48 and 8%, respectively. As discussed below and in Chapters 9 and 12, the high prevalences of obesity have variable relationships with susceptibility to the metabolic and cardiovascular complications of obesity in these different populations. 5 Spread of overweight/obesity across the USA between 1995 and 2006. Each panel shows the percentage of adults with BMI Ͼ25 kg/m2 in each state.

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