International textbook of obesity /

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Björntorp, Per
Format: Book
Published: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [2001]
Online Access:Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
  • Obesity as a global problem
  • The epidemiology of obesity
  • Body weight, body composition and longevity
  • Anthropometric indices of obesity and regional distribution of fat depots
  • Screening the population
  • Evaluation of human adiposity
  • Role of neuropeptides and leptin in food intake and obestity
  • Regulation of appetite and the management of obesity
  • Physiological regulation of macronutrient balance
  • Fat in the diet and obesity
  • Energy expenditure at rest and during exercise
  • Exercise and macronutrient balance
  • The specificity of adipose depots
  • Causes of obesity and consequences of obesity prevention in non-human primates and other animal models
  • Social status, social stress and fat distribution in primates
  • Centralization of body fat
  • Obesity and hormonal abnormalities
  • Cortisol metabolism
  • Drug-induced obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Social and cultural influences on obesity
  • Cessation of smoking and body weight
  • Visceral obesity and the metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity, overweight and human cancer
  • Pulmonary diseases (including sleep apnoea and Pickwickian syndrome)
  • Obesity and gallstones
  • Health benefits and risks of weight loss
  • Treatment: diet
  • Recent and future drugs for the treatment of obesity
  • Treatment: hormones
  • Why quality of life measures should be used in the treatment of patients with obesity
  • Surgical treatment of obesity
  • Swedish obese subjects, SOS.