1st Edition

Obesity Prevention and Treatment
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780367551780
Published September 24, 2021 by CRC Press
250 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 2.1 billion individuals with obesity globally. Nearly three quarters of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The average individual with obesity cuts ten years off their life expectancy, yet less than 40% of physicians routinely counsel individuals concerning the adverse health consequences of obesity. Obesity Prevention and Treatment: A Practical Guide equips healthcare practitioners to include effective weight management counselling in the daily practice of medicine.

Written by lifestyle medicine pioneer and cardiologist, Dr. James Rippe and obesity expert Dr. John Foreyt, this book provides evidence-based discussions of obesity and its metabolic consequences. A volume in the Lifestyle Medicine Series, it provides evidence-based information about the prevention and treatment of obesity through lifestyle measures, such as regular physical activity and sound nutrition, as well as the use of new medications or bariatric surgery available to assist in weight management.

  • Provides a framework and practical strategies to assist practitioners in safe and effective treatments of obesity.
  • Contains information explaining the relationship between obesity and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, and other chronic conditions.
  • Chapters begin with bulleted key points and conclude with a list of Clinical Applications.

Written for practitioners at all levels, this user-friendly, evidence-based book on obesity prevention and treatment will be valuable to practitioners in general medicine or subspecialty practices.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Modern Management of Obesity

1. Preventing and Managing Obesity:  The Scope of the Problem 

James M. Rippe

2. Pathophysiology of Obesity 

James M. Rippe

3. Epidemiology of Adult Obesity 

James M. Rippe

4. Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity 

James M. Rippe

5. Exercise Management for the Patient with Obesity 

James M. Rippe

6. Behavioral Management for the Patient with Obesity 

John P. Foreyt

7. Dietary Management of Overweight and Obesity 

Nina Crowley and Katherine R. Arlinghaus

8. A Clinical Approach to Pharmacological Management of the Patient with Obesity 

Magdalena Pasarica and Nikhil V. Dhurandhar

9. Bariatric Surgery  

Robert F. Kushner

10. Pediatric Obesity 

James M. Rippe

11. Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease: A New Diagnostic Term 

James M. Rippe

Part 2: Obesity and Specific Medical Conditions 

12. Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease 

James M. Rippe

13. Obesity and Diabetes 

James M. Rippe

14. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome 

James M. Rippe

15. Lifestyle Approaches Targeting Obesity to Lower Cancer Risk, Progression and Recurrence 

James M. Rippe

16. Obesity and Arthritis 

James M. Rippe

Part 3: Emerging Topics in Obesity Management 

17. Beyond Subcutaneous Fat 

James M. Rippe

18. Public Health and Obesity  

James M. Rippe

19. Future Directions in Obesity and Weight Management 

James M. Rippe

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James M. Rippe, M.D. is a cardiologist, graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and is the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

John Foreyt, PHD is Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry and is the Director of the DeBakey Heart Center’s Behavioral Medicine Research Center.