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In Obesity and Weight Control, the editors have assembled a remarkable array of chapters pertinent to obesity as a physiological phenomenon and as a clinical problem. The expertise of the contributing authors, who are outstanding investigators in obesity-related areas or experienced in some aspect of obesity management, or both, makes this an excellent resource for laboratory scientists, human nutritionists, and practicing physicians. CONTENTS: PART I - CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN WIGHT CONTROL: SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE 1) Weight Control: A Complex, Various and Controversial Problem 2) Mechanisms of Appetite and Body Weight Regulation 3) Role of Hormones in the Etiology and Pathogenesis of Obesity 4) Energy Metabolism and Thermogenesis in Obesity 5) Composition and resting Metabolic Rate in Obesity 6) Biologic Adaptations to Starvation and Semistarvation PART II - WEIGHT CONTROL: STATE OF THE ART TREATMENT 1) Assessment of the Obese Person 2) Popular and Very Low Calorie Diets in the Treatment of Obesity 3) Eating Management: A Tool for the Practitioner 4) A Primer For Nutritional Counseling 5) Behavior Modification: The State of the Art 6) Exercise in the Treatment of Obesity 7) Application of Exercise for Weight Control 8) Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity 9) Surgery for Obesity 10) Weight Loss Management and Relapse Prevention PART III - WEIGHT CONTROL IN THE LIFE CYCLE 1) Obesity and Pregnant Women 2) Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 3) Weight Control for the Adult and the Elderly PART IV - WEIGHT CONTROL AND NUTRITION RELATED DISEASES 1) Heart Disease 2) Obesity: A Predictor for Coronary Heart Disease 3) Obesity and Type I Diabetes 4) Cancer and Obesity
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Book Description Aspen Pub, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871898691