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Contemporary Endocrinology

The Metabolic Syndrome:

Epidemiology, Clinical Treatment, and Underlying Mechanisms

Editors: Hansen, Barbara C., Bray, George A. (Eds.)

  • Covers the most important clinical and bench science aspects of the metabolic syndrome
  • Co-Editor Dr. Bray is one of the leading figures in the world on obesity and metabolic syndrome
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About this book

With an extraordinary need for early intervention and prevention to slow or halt its progression, Metabolic Syndrome is one of the most challenging health problems. Only through an understanding of the science underlying this syndrome can successful interventions be developed and implemented. In The Metabolic Syndrome: Epidemiology, Clinical Treatment, and Underlying Mechanisms, the writers stimulate new thinking concerning underlying mechanisms and encourage heightened efforts to develop new therapeutics, potentially targeting uniquely intersecting pathways. Developing this new synthesis and analysis of the Metabolic Syndrome will bring together the viewpoints of epidemiologists, physiologists, molecular biologists/biochemists, and clinicians toward understanding the current state of knowledge of both the causes and consequences of the Metabolic Syndrome.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book presents a balanced view of the controversies surrounding the metabolic syndrome and supplies the reader with a detailed account of the key issues that divide the various camps. … is an admirable collection of scientifically focused and up-to-date views of the current thinking on the metabolic syndrome. It can be recommended for scientists working in this field as well as for clinicians who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this complex syndrome." (Arne Astrup, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2008)

"This book covers three major perspective of the metabolic syndrome … . this book is written for an endocrinology audience and anyone who has a strong interest in the link between the basic science of insulin resistance and the clinical manifestations of the metabolic syndrome. Practitioners will find useful information about the underlying mechanisms of the disease as well as an overview of treatment approaches. … This is a high quality review of insulin resistance targeted at endocrinologists and basic scientists." (Matthew J. Sorrentino, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2008)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Metabolic Syndrome—Past and Future

    Hansen, Barbara Caleen, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Reaven, Gerald M., MD

    Pages 11-36

  • The Role of Obesity in Insulin Resistance

    Meigs, James B., MD, MPH

    Pages 37-55

  • Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome with Weight Loss, Exercise, Hormones, and Surgery

    Bray, George A., MD

    Pages 57-73

  • Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease

    Ford, Earl S., MD, MPH (et al.)

    Pages 75-84

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-116-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-738-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-750-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Metabolic Syndrome:
Book Subtitle
Epidemiology, Clinical Treatment, and Underlying Mechanisms
Editors
  • Barbara C. Hansen
  • George A. Bray
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-116-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-116-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-738-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-750-1
Series ISSN
2523-3785
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 402
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