Obesity

Author
By Ian W. Campbell, MB, ChB, FRCPE, FRCP(Glasg) and David Haslam, MD
ISBN
9780443074530
Publication Date
29-10-2004
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  • Popular question-and-answer format
  • Covers both commonplace and rarer issues
  • Includes information on other types of headache
  • Lists useful websites, associations, patient resources
  • Sections on patient's frequently asked questions
  • In the popular Q and A format of the Your Questions Answered series, this book provides succinct, expert information on obesity, and is the first to bring together all the different aspects of obesity from the primary care clinician's point of view. The authors, Dr Ian Campbell and Dr David Haslam, both of the National Obesity Forum, are practising GPs with a special interest in obesity and overweight management. With an emphasis on evidence-based, up-to-date knowledge, the authors discuss issues such as the costs of obesity to society and the individual, the role of lifestyle and drug therapies, surgical management and possible future developments. They also address many questions asked about obesity by other physicians, practice and community nurses, medical students and trainees, and indeed patients. Some frequently asked patient questions, in non-medical language, are included, and there is a list of sources of further information and patient support.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780443074530
    Author Informaiton By Ian W. Campbell, MB, ChB, FRCPE, FRCP(Glasg), Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, UK and David Haslam, MD
    Pp Authortext Campbell & Haslam
    Table of Content Terminology and definitions (What is obesity? What causes obesity? What are the effects of obesity? What are the costs of obesity?). How should obesity be managed? (Drug therapy, Lifestyle, Surgical management, Management in Children). What is the role of primary care?.What is the role of secondary care?. What is the responsibility of society?. What is the responsibility of government?. Future developments in obesity management. Appendices: Professional and patient support groups; Professional organisations and journals; Guidelines and resources; Other useful resources and further reading.
    Imprint Churchill Livingstone
    Publication Date 29-10-2004
    Pages 252
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