Controversies in Obesity

  • David W. Haslam
  • Arya M. Sharma
  • Carel W. le Roux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephan Rössner
      Pages 3-7
  3. Sociopolitical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Susan A. Jebb
      Pages 17-22
    3. Michael E. J. Lean
      Pages 31-43
    4. David W. Haslam
      Pages 45-51
    5. David W. Haslam
      Pages 53-60
  4. Causes

  5. Clinical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Laura J. Gray, Melanie J. Davies, Kamlesh Khunti
      Pages 119-126
    3. Bertrand R. de Silva
      Pages 145-149
    4. Debbie R. J. Cook
      Pages 167-173
    5. David W. Haslam
      Pages 175-184
    6. Nikhil V. Dhurandhar
      Pages 185-191
  6. Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Julian Paul Hamilton-Shield
      Pages 213-219
  7. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Wen Bun Leong, Shahrad Taheri
      Pages 245-252
    3. Carel W. le Roux
      Pages 253-261
    4. Abdul Fattah Lakhdar
      Pages 263-277
    5. Terry Maguire
      Pages 283-288
    6. Fred Turok
      Pages 289-293
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 295-306

About this book


Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions.

Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus seeking to debunk the myths and highlight and explore the genuine science, whilst demonstrating areas where there is healthy debate.

This book will appeal to primary care physicians, trainees and specialist nurses involved in care of the obese patient, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of obesity and its management.


Diabetes Internal medicine Obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • David W. Haslam
    • 1
  • Arya M. Sharma
    • 2
  • Carel W. le Roux
    • 3
  1. 1.Watton Place ClinicWatton-at-StoneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Diabetes Complications Research CentreUniversity College DublinDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2833-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2834-2
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