Controversies in Obesity

Editors: Haslam, David W., Sharma, Arya M., le Roux, Carel W. (Eds.)

  • Provides a balanced, evidence-based look at the various issues and questions surrounding the obesity epidemic
  • Presents opposing arguments in the same chapter
  • Addresses the controversies and misperceptions around obesity, whilst exploring the genuine science
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This book explores the pathophysiology, clinical assessment and management of the obese patient in the context of serious chronic disease, as well as the political and environmental aspects, including prevention. The book's approach of arriving at an exploration of these issues through the vehicle of assessing the controversies is unique and interesting, attempting to debunk the myths and explore the genuine science whilst demonstrating areas where healthy debate is rife.

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“This book chronicles the history of obesity and the early theories on its causes, then relates the current thinking about causes, comorbidities, and treatments. The purpose is to foster awareness of past theories, challenge those theories, and move on to current discussions in government and medicine concerning approaches to treating individuals and the epidemic in general. The audience includes everyone with an interest in the subject of obesity, whether they are governmental policy makers, clinicians, or laypersons.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Obesity: Why Bother?

    Rössner, Stephan

    Pages 3-7

  • Too Late to Challenge the Modern Obesity Epidemic?

    Rigby, Neville J.

    Pages 11-16

  • Government Action to Tackle Obesity

    Jebb, Susan A.

    Pages 17-22

  • Why Are Governments Abdicating from Dealing with the Obesity Crisis?

    Swinburn, Boyd A.

    Pages 23-29

  • Childhood Habits and the Obesity Epidemic

    Lean, Michael E. J.

    Pages 31-43

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eBook $59.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2833-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in Obesity
Editors
  • David W. Haslam
  • Arya M. Sharma
  • Carel W. le Roux
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2834-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2834-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2833-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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