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In the newly revised Fourth Edition of Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children, a team of expert medical practitioners deliver a comprehensive exploration of the increasingly widespread disease of obesity. The book discusses topics such as the causes of obesity, the disease-model of obesity, the management of adult and childhood obesity, and policy approaches to obesity.

Designed to enable readers to better understand the full complexity of obesity both within society and in the clinical setting the book discusses a disease that is the leading cause of ill health around the world. The editors have included contributions from leading international experts in their respective fields that address every major aspect of this often misunderstood disease.

Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:

Introductions to the history and scale of the obesity problem across the world and its epidemiology and social determinants
Comprehensive explorations of those affected by obesity, including fetal and infant origins, genetic causes, bias and stigma encountered by those affected by obesity, and the psychobiology of obesity
Practical discussions of obesity as a disease, including its co-morbidities of dyslipidemia, fertility, cardiovascular consequences, and obstructive sleep apnea
In-depth examinations of the management of obesity in adults and children, including contemporary approaches to clinical and dietary management, and behavioral treatments
Perfect for doctors and allied health professionals who regularly work with patients suffering from obesity, Clinical ;Obesity in Adults and Children will also earn a place in the libraries of health researchers and scholars studying obesity and nutrition, dieticians, nutritionists, and anyone else with a professional interest in an increasingly prevalent health problem.

Part 1: Obesity

1 Obesity Introduction: History and the scale of the problem worldwide
W. Philip T James and Tim Gill

2 The Epidemiology and Social Determinants of Obesity
Lindsay M. Jaacks and Mariachiara Di Cesare

Part 2: Causes of Obesity

3. Fetal and infant origins of obesity
Emily Oken and Susan E. Ozanne

4 Genes and Obesity
I. Sadaf Farooqi

5 Bias, Stigma, and Social Consequences of Obesity
Rebecca L. Pearl and Christina M. Hopkins

6 Ecology, protein leverage and public health
David Raubenheimer and Stephen J. Simpson

7 The Living Environment and Physical Activity
Jean-Michel Oppert and Hélène Charreire

8 Psychobiology of obesity: Eating behaviour and appetite control
Michelle Dalton, Nicola Buckland, John Blundell

9 Energy balance and body weight homeostasis
Yann Ravussin and Abdul G Dulloo

Part 3: Obesity as a Disease

10 Obesity, ectopic fat and type 2 diabetes
Ann Verhaegen and Luc F. Van Gaal

11 Obesity and dyslipidemia, importance of body fat distribution
Fredrik Karpe

12 Obesity and Fertility
Arianne N Sweeting

13 Metabolic Syndrome and Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease
Bo Kyoung Koo and Soo Lim

14 Cardiovascular Consequences
Naveed Sattar

15 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Henry W Ainge-Allen, Brendon J Yee, Ronald R Grunstein

16 Obesity and Cancer
Michael R. Skilton

Part 4: Management of Adult Obesity

17 A practical approach to contemporary obesity management
Ian D Caterson, Arianne N Sweeting and Peter G Kopelman

18 Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans
Janet Franklin and Kyra Sim

19 The Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
Ariana M. Chao, Kerry M. Quigley and Thomas A. Wadden

20 Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in promoting weight loss and weight loss maintenance
Daniel J Cuthbertson, Laurence J Dobbie

21 Adjunctive therapy, including pharmacotherapy
Dalal Al-Bazz and John PH Wilding

22 The Management of Obesity: Surgery
Wendy A. Brown and David Martin

23 Weight loss maintenance and weight cycling
Catherine Hankey

24 Training and Medical Systems for Obesity Care
William H Dietz

Part 5: Childhood Obesity

25 The Prevention of Childhood Obesity
William H. Dietz and Louise A. Baur

26 Consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity: the need for a broad approach.
Yvonne Anderson and Chu Shan Elaine Chew

27 The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Sarah Armstrong and Nathalie Farpour-Lambert

Part 6: Policy Approaches

28 Policy approaches to obesity prevention
Tim Lobstein

29 The double burden of malnutrition
Li Kheng Chai, Jenna Hollis, Clare Collins, Alessandro Demaio

30 Taxes, subsidies, and policies
Simon Barquera, Lesly Véjar, Mariel White, Mishel Unar

31 The Global Syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change
Boyd Swinburn, Peter Hovmand, Wilma Waterlander, Steve Allender

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