Obesity and Diabetes

  • Christos S. Mantzoros

Part of the Contemporary Diabetes book series (CDI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. History and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Karanastasis, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 3-13
    3. Susanna C. Larsson, Alicja Wolk
      Pages 15-36
  3. Genetics and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Despina Sanoudou, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 39-67
    3. Greeshma K. Shetty, Diana Barb, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 69-86
    4. Greeshma K. Shetty, George Karanastasis, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 87-98
    5. Geetha R. Soodini, Osama Hamdy
      Pages 117-125
  4. Diagnosis, Clinical Manifestations, and Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Diana Barb, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 129-153
    3. Rochelle L. Chaiken, Mary Ann Banerji
      Pages 155-168
    4. Anjanette S. Tan, Stephen A. Brietzke, David W. Gardner, James R. Sowers
      Pages 169-192
    5. Geetha R. Soodini, Edward S. Horton, Osama Hamdy
      Pages 213-219
    6. Satish N. Nadig, Allen Hamdan
      Pages 221-231
    7. Susanna C. Larsson, Hans-Olov Adami, Alicja Wolk
      Pages 233-254
    8. Emilia P. Liao, Leonid Poretsky
      Pages 255-276
    9. Susann Blüher, Wieland Kiess
      Pages 277-290
    10. Vassiliki Poulaki, Joan W. Miller
      Pages 291-318
    11. Ayman Geneidy, Richard Solomon
      Pages 319-331
    12. Rachel Nardin, Roy Freeman
      Pages 333-350
    13. Thanh L. Dinh, Aristidis Veves
      Pages 351-362
    14. Kenneth J. Snow
      Pages 363-376
    15. Sotirios Tsiodras, Iosif Kelesidis, Christos S. Mantzoros, Adolf W. Karchmer
      Pages 377-401
    16. Sotirios Tsiodras, Theodoros Kelesidis, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 403-426
  5. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. George L. Blackburn
      Pages 445-455
    3. George A. Bray, Donna H. Ryan
      Pages 457-469
    4. Jean L. Chan, Christos S. Mantzoros, Martin J. Abrahamson
      Pages 471-486
    5. Benjamin E. Schneider, Edward C. Mun
      Pages 487-495
    6. Diana Barb, Greeshma K. Shetty, Christos S. Mantzoros
      Pages 497-512
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 513-555

About this book


The increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity in western societies today makes these two diseases the leading epidemics of the 21st century. Closely linked with the development of serious complications, including cardiovascular disease and several malignancies, the morbidity and mortality associated with obesity and diabetes will continue to escalate as the population ages and becomes more sedentary. In Obesity and Diabetes, international experts from world-renowned medical schools comprehensively review for practicing clinicians and scientists alike the latest understanding of the epidemiology, causation, and consequences of diabetes and obesity. The authors discuss in detail their diagnosis, clinical manifestations, complications, and best practices for diagnosis and treatment. They also review the history and epidemiology of these conditions, explain their genetics and pathophysiology, and illuminate their known mechanisms and interactions. State-of-the-art survey-chapters critique current approaches (lifestyle and pharmacological) to the treatment of these conditions.
Authoritative and up-to-date, Obesity and Diabetes offers a comprehensive review of the scientific and clinical aspects of obesity and diabetes, even while providing a powerful incentive to focus our public health efforts on prevention and our clinical efforts on treatment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christos S. Mantzoros
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-538-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-985-1
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