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This book addresses the ever-increasing problem of obesity in children and adolescents, the long-term health and social problems that arise from this, and approaches to prevention and management. It covers all aspects of obesity from epidemiology and prevention to recent developments in biochemistry and genetics, and to the varied approaches to management which are influenced by social and clinical need. A foreword by William Dietz and a forward looking "future perspectives" conclusion by Philip James embrace an international team of authors, all with first hand experience of the issues posed by obesity in the young.


List of contributors; Foreword William H. Dietz; Preface; Part I. Causes: 1. Measurement and definition Tim J. Cole and Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera; 2. Epidemiology Michèle Guillaume and Inge Lissau; 3. Molecular and biological factors with emphasis on adipose tissue development Martin Wabitsch; 4. Nutrition Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera and France Bellisle; 5. Physical activity Yves Schutz and Claudio Maffeis; 6. Psychosocial factors Andrew J. Hill and Inge Lissau; Part II. Consequences: 7. Clinical features, adverse effects and outcome Karl F. M. Zwiauer, Margherita Caroli, Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 8. The obese adolescent Marie-Laure Frelut and Carl-Erik Flodmark; 9. Prader-Willi and other syndromes Giuseppe Chiumello and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 10. Hormonal and metabolic changes Ewa Malecka-Tendera and Dénes Molnár; 11. Risk of cardiovascular complications David S. Freedman, Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald S. Berenson; Part III. Prevention and Management: 12. Prevention Inge Lissau, Walter Burniat, Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt and Tim J. Cole; 13. Home-based management Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 14. Dietary management Margherita Caroli and Walter Burniat; 15. Management through activity Jana Parizkova, Claudio Maffeis and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt; 16. Psychotherapy Carl-Erik Flodmark and Inge Lissau; 17. Drug therapy Dénes Molnár and Ewa Malecka-Tendera; 18. Surgical treatment Alessandro Salvatoni; 19. Interdisciplinary outpatient management Beatrice Bauer and Claudio Maffeis; 20. Interdiscplinary residential management Marie-Laure Frelut; 21. The future W. Philip T. James; Index.


"[A] stepping stone for the reader to begin understanding and more effectively managing obesity. I highly recommend it as a resource for all practicing physicians who require the skills necessary for management of severely overweight and obese children and adolescents." Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

"This book covers a complex topic taking into consideration a wide variety of determinants of obesity. The synopsis of the material is very useful to health professionals as it provides updated information and raises many questions for future research." Doody's Notes

"It is helpful to have the evidence on the epidemiological data and the outcomes of obesity presented clearly." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

"It is noteworthy that the authors portray the obese person as a human being, not merely as a metabolic machine ... one can applaud the authors." New England Journal of Medicine

"I would highly recommend this textbook to any practicing clinician, including gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and pediatricians. It also can serve as an invaluable reference for other members of the weight loss management team including dieticians, nurses, psychologists and exercise physiologists." Practical Gastroenterology

"The book is well organized and a pleasure to read." Annals of Human Biology


William H. Dietz, Walter Burniat, Tim Cole, Inge Lissau, Elizabeth Poskitt, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, Michèle Guillaume, Martin Wabitsch, France Bellisle, Yves Schutz, Claudio Maffeis, Andrew J. Hill, Karl F. M. Zwiauer, Margherita Caroli, Jana Parizkova, Eva Malecka-Tendera, Marie-Laure Frelut, Carl-Erik Flodmark, Giuseppe Chiumello, Dénes Molnàr, David S. Freedman, Sathanur R. Srinivasan, Gerald S. Berenson, Alessandro Salvatoni, Beatrice Bauer, W. Philip T. James

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