Contemporary Endocrinology

Pediatric Obesity

Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment

Editors: Freemark, Michael (Ed.)

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  • A fully revised and expanded second edition on all aspects of pediatric obesity, including 12 brand new chapters
  • Divided into 11 sections, covering everything from adipocyte development and genetic determinants of childhood obesity to metabolic complications and lifestyle and pharmacological interventions
  • Written and edited by leading members in the field of pediatric endocrinology and related disciplines
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About this book

This second edition of Freemark’s text embodies all of the strengths of the original work but is deeper and broader in scope, with new chapters on emerging themes including metabolomics, genomics, and the roles of gastrointestinal hormones, the microbiome, brown adipose tissue, and endocrine disruptors in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity. Reviews of the effects of weight excess on cognitive performance and immune function complement detailed analyses of the biochemical and molecular pathways controlling the development of childhood adiposity and metabolic disease. Critical assessments of nutritional interventions (including new chapters on infant feeding practices and vegetarian diets) and superb reviews of behavioral counseling, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery provide practical guidance for the management of overweight children. Penetrating analyses of the obesity epidemic in its social, cultural, economic, and political contexts highlight challenges and opportunities for obesity prevention and community action. The perspective is international in scope and reflects the expertise and experience of many of the leading figures in the field.

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this new edition of Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment will be an invaluable guide for all healthcare providers and policy makers concerned with the evaluation and care of children with nutritional and metabolic disease and with the societal implications of the obesity epidemic.

About the authors

Michael S. Freemark, MD, Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

Reviews

“There is no other book on pediatric obesity on the market that compares to this one. It covers all the basic sciences, social sciences, and clinical sciences that play a role in pediatric obesity. The most unique feature of this book is that at the end of each chapter, the author submits questions to the chapter authors. … They give the book a great human touch.” (Dyan Hes, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)
“This is an analysis of the obesity epidemic in its social, cultural, economic, and political contexts. It highlights challenges and opportunities for pediatric obesity prevention and community action.  … reviews of behavioural counselling, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery provide practical guidance for the management of overweight children.” (Journal of Consumer Policy, Vol. 42 (1), 2019)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)
  • Childhood Obesity in the Modern Age: Global Trends, Determinants, Complications, and Costs

    Pages 3-24

    Freemark, Michael, MD

  • Central Control of Energy Metabolism and Hypothalamic Obesity

    Pages 27-42

    Haliloglu, Belma, MD (et al.)

  • Gastrointestinal Hormones and the Control of Food Intake and Energy Metabolism

    Pages 43-61

    Page, Laura C., MD (et al.)

  • The Gut Microbiome and Control of Weight Gain

    Pages 63-78

    Kozyrskyj, Anita L., PhD (et al.)

  • White Adipose Tissue Development and Function in Children and Adolescents: Preclinical Models

    Pages 81-93

    Fischer-Posovszky, Pamela, PhD (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68192-4
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68191-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88560-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Obesity
Book Subtitle
Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment
Editors
  • Michael Freemark
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68192-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68192-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68191-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88560-5
Series ISSN
2523-3785
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 814
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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