© 2006

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

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

  • Book Title Obesity and Diabetes
  • Editors Christos S. Mantzoros
  • Series Title Contemporary Diabetes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-538-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-630-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-985-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 555
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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