Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease. Its treatment, therefore, must also be multimodal and tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents a wide spectrum of practical treatment protocols for obesity including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors,
Obesity: The Scope of a Growing Problem. Etiologies of Obesity. Health Hazards of Obesity. Evaluation of the Obese Patient. Dietary Treatment of the Obese Individual. The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of the Obese Individual. Behavioral Modification. Pharmacotherapy. Maintenance of Weight Loss. Surgical Treatment of the Obese Individual. Medical Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Etiology, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Current Research and Future Hope. Appendix A: Notes on Nutrition for Obesity Medicine. Appendix B: Behavioral Modification Attachments. Appendix C: ASBP Algorithm.