This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
The book provides a comprehensive perspective on the subject of obesity epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of obesity. The chapters provide a better understanding of obesity and obesity-related diseases and offer an integrative framework for individualized dietary and exercise programs, behavior modification, pharmaceutical approaches, surgery, and population interventions to reduce the growing epidemic of obesity.
Table of Contents
Population Trends and Variation in Body Mass Index from 1971 to 2008 in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort, Jason P. Block, S. V. Subramanian, Nicholas A. Christakis, and A. James O’Malley
Community Energy Balance: A Framework for Contextualizing Cultural Influences on High Risk of Obesity in Ethnic Minority Populations, Shiriki Kumanyika, Wendell C. Taylor, Sonya A. Grier, Vikki Lassiter, Kristie J. Lancaster, Christiaan B. Morssink, and André M. N. Renzaho
A Genome-Wide Association Study on Obesity and Obesity-Related Traits, Kai Wang, Wei-Dong Li, Clarence K. Zhang, Zuoheng Wang, Joseph T. Glessner, Struan F. A. Grant, Hongyu Zhao, Hakon Hakonarson, and R. Arlen Price
Differences between Adiposity Indicators for Predicting All-Cause Mortality in a Representative Sample of United States Non-Elderly Adults, Henry S. Kahn, Kai McKeever Bullard, Lawrence E. Barker, and Giuseppina Imperatore
A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index , Nir Y. Krakauer and Jesse C. Krakauer
Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity Phenotypes in the General Population: The FIN-D2D Survey, Pia Pajunen, Anna Kotronen, Eeva Korpi-Hyövälti, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Heikki Oksa, Leo Niskanen, Timo Saaristo, Juha T. Saltevo, Jouko Sundvall, Mauno Vanhala, Matti Uusitupa, and Markku Peltonen
Liver and Muscle in Morbid Obesity: The Interplay of Fatty Liver and Insulin Resistance , Mariana Verdelho Machado, Duarte M. S. Ferreira, Rui E. Castro, Ana Rita Silvestre, Teresinha Evangelista, João Coutinho, Fátima Carepa, Adília Costa, Cecília M. P. Rodrigues, and Helena Cortez-Pinto
Sarcopenia Exacerbates Obesity-Associated Insulin Resistance and Dysglycemia: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, Preethi Srikanthan, Andrea L. Hevener, and Arun S. Karlamangla
Prevalence of Obesity and Associated Cardiovascular Risk: The DARIOS Study, Francisco Javier Félix-Redondo, María Grau, José Miguel Baena-Díez, Irene R. Dégano, Antonio Cabrera de León, Maria Jesús Guembe, María Teresa Alzamora, Tomás Vega-Alonso, Nicolás R. Robles, Honorato Ortiz, Fernando Rigo, Eduardo Mayoral-Sanchez, Maria José Tormo, Antonio Segura-Fragoso, and Daniel Fernández-Bergés
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is a Predictor of Abnormal Glucose Metabolism in Chronically Sleep Deprived Obese Adults, Giovanni Cizza, Paolo Piaggi, Eliane A. Lucassen, Lilian de Jonge, Mary Walter, Megan S. Mattingly, Heather Kalish, Gyorgy Csako, and Kristina I. Rother, for the Sleep Extension Study Group
Cluster Analysis of Obesity and Asthma Phenotypes, E. Rand Sutherland, Elena Goleva, Tonya S. King, Erik Lehman, Allen D. Stevens, Leisa P. Jackson, Amanda R. Stream, John V. Fahy, and Donald Y. M. Leung
Diet, Physical Exercise and Cognitive Behavioral Training as a Combined Workplace Based Intervention to Reduce Body Weight and Increase Physical Capacity in Health Care Workers: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Jeanette R. Christensen, Anne Faber, Dorte Ekner, Kristian Overgaard, Andreas Holtermann, and Karen Søgaard
Reduction in Adiposity, ß-Cell Function, Insulin Sensitivity, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Prospective Study among Japanese with Obesity, Maki Goto, Akemi Morita, Atsushi Goto, Kijo Deura, Satoshi Sasaki, Naomi Aiba, Takuro Shimbo, Yasuo Terauchi, Motohiko Miyachi, Mitsuhiko Noda, and Shaw Watanabe, for the SCOP Study Group
Bariatric Surgery: The Challenges with Candidate Selection, Individualizing Treatment and Clinical Outcomes, K. J. Neff, T. Olbers, and C. W. le Roux
Dr. Rexford S. Ahima is professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BSc training at the University of London, MD at the University of Ghana, and PhD in neuroscience at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received internship and residency training in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and clinical and completed research fellowships in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Ahima’s research is focused on the actions of adipose hormones on energy homeostasis, and glucose and lipid metabolism. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP), and a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and The Obesity Society (TOS).