Office Management of Obesity
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This book addresses the prevalence and risks of obesity and how primary care physicians should approach evaluation and treatment for the obese patient. Chapters include succinct explanations on the prevalence of obesity, how food intake leads to weight gain, and how the primary care physician should treat the obese patient, including new drug therapies, the risks and benefits of herbal preparations, and behavioral modifications. George Bray is a renowned expert in the field of obesity, and has brought many of obesity's "big players" into the book as contributors. The chapters are current, concise, and review the most relevant information in the field.Table of Contents
- Contributions from world experts in obesity research and treatment reflect the current "best practice" in obesity
- Includes a chapter on the pre-diabetic condition, Syndrome X, as well as chapters on surgical management and pharmacologic management of obesity
- Includes information on epidemiology, physiology, or obesity-related risks and disorders
By George A. Bray, MD, Boyd Professor and Chief, Clinical Obesity Center, Louisiana State University; and Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA