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Obesity : Etiology, Assessment, Treatment. and Prevention

Obesity : Etiology, Assessment, Treatment. and Prevention - 03 edition

Obesity : Etiology, Assessment, Treatment. and Prevention - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780736003285

ISBN10: 0736003282

Obesity : Etiology, Assessment, Treatment. and Prevention by Ross Andersen - ISBN 9780736003285
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
International: No
Obesity : Etiology, Assessment, Treatment. and Prevention by Ross Andersen - ISBN 9780736003285

ISBN13: 9780736003285

ISBN10: 0736003282

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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"Obesity: Etiology, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention" is a comprehensive and highly focused professional reference of weight management research and techniques. Featuring some of the world's top specialists in the field of weight control, it provides the most up-to-date and accurate information available today for treating obesity.

The manual combines a literature review with practical applications, incorporating expert analysis, synthesis and consensus of obesity treatment and prevention. The book is an important resource for program development and anagement that will prepare health professionals and clinicians to help patients of all ages manage this complex and pervasive disease.

The book devotes an entire chapter to treating and preventing obesity in children, and discusses many other relevant topics, including:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physical activity
  • Alternative therapies such as pharmacotherapy
  • Promising trends in obesity treatment

In addition, graphs, tables and chapter summaries make it easy for busy professionals to quickly find and review key issues.

As obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate, this reference manual provides practitioners with the latest insight into integrating physical activity, nutrition, psychology and medicine to help obese patients better manage their weight.

Author Bio

Andersen, Ross : Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Ross Andersen, PhD, is associate director of fellowship training in the division of geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Since 1993, he has been conducting clinical trials examining the long-term effects of diet and exercise in helping people manage their weight. In addition, he has published several reports that have shaped current thinking about exercise for overweight individuals.

For 10 years, Dr. Andersen operated community-based weight loss programs in health clubs and he is the author of a book on how to implement weight loss programs in health club settings. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports
Medicine and a member of NAASO. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology at Temple University in 1992. He was a visiting scholar at the Cooper Institute in 1996.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Etiology of Obesity

Chapter 1. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States
Chapter 2. Psychosocial Correlates and Consequences of Obesity
Chapter 3. Economic Aspects of Obesity: A Managed-Care Perspective
Chapter 4. Genetic Influences on Obesity

Part II: Assessment of the Obese Patient

Chapter 5. Health-Related Quality of Life in Obese Individuals
Chapter 6. Body Composition Assessment in the Obese
Chapter 7. Clinical Evaluation of the Obese Patient
Chapter 8. Dietary Intake: Recording and Analyzing
Chapter 9. Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure

Part III: Treatment and Prevention

Chapter 10. The Importance of Body Weight Maintenance in Successful Aging
Chapter 11. Treating and Preventing Pediatric Obesity
Chapter 12. Medical Nutrition Therapy Application
Chapter 13. Physical Activity Treatment
Chapter 14. Physical Activity As a Therapeutic Modality
Chapter 15. Helping Individuals Reduce Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 16. Physical Activity Promotion as a Public Health Strategy for Obesity Prevention
Chapter 17. Medication for Weight Management
Chapter 18. Future Directions in Treating Obesity