Michael G. Steelman, Eric Westman, "Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials"
2010 | ISBN-10: 142009002X | 216 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
Addressing a growing epidemic in today’s world, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents practical treatment protocols for obesity, including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician.
Encompassing a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and researchers, this comprehensive resource is an invaluable, user-friendly tool for bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and all those who treat obesity.
Written by prominent members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, this text:
Showcases successful treatment methods by including key points of various clinicians in each chapter
Includes an up-to-date chapter on the pharmacology of bariatric medicine that identifies the three classes of obesity drugs: those that increase energy expenditure, those that decrease energy intake, and those that inhibit the digestion and absorption of food
Addresses various dietary intervention approaches such as low calorie balanced diets, low carbohydrate diets, and very low carbohydrate diets
Explores the comorbidities of obesity, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes
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