Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine,
Edition 1
By Jolanta Weaver, PhD, FRCP, CTHLE

Publication Date: 28 Oct 2017

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.

Key Features

  • Features a wealth of information on obesity, including hormones and weight problems, co-morbidities in obesity, genetics and the onset of obesity, behavioral aspects and psychosocial approaches to obesity management, energy and metabolism management, and more.
  • Discusses pharmacotherapies and surgical approaches to obesity.
  • Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.
About the author
By Jolanta Weaver, PhD, FRCP, CTHLE, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Table of Contents

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


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

Book Reviews

"This is a nice and concise book on selected topics in obesity. It is well edited and pleasing to the eye, with extensive, up-to-date references. The references are current and expansive, and provide an easy guide for more in-depth reading. The color content, figures, and frequent use of chapter subheadings also enhance its readability." Reviewed by Robert Kushner, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

Book details
ISBN: 9780323485593
Page Count: 350
Retail Price : £74.99