Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ofer Reizes, Stephen C. Benoit, Deborah J. Clegg
      Pages 3-26
    3. Vian Amber, Stephen R. Bloom
      Pages 27-47
    4. Stephen C. Woods, Daniela Cota
      Pages 49-67
    5. Nicole H. Rogers, Martin S. Obin, Andrew S. Greenherg
      Pages 69-85
    6. Jennifer L. Kuk, Robert Ross
      Pages 121-149
    7. Leanne M. Redman, Eric Ravussin
      Pages 151-172
  3. Clinical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Roland Sturm, Yuhua Bao
      Pages 175-194
    3. Daniel H. Bessesen
      Pages 195-218
    4. Romana Dmitrovic, Richard S. Legro
      Pages 219-242
    5. F. Pi-Sunyer
      Pages 243-263
    6. Jenny H. Ledikwe, Heidi M. Blanck, Laura Kettel Khan, Mary K. Serdula, Jennifer D. Seymour, Beth C. Tohill et al.
      Pages 265-280
    7. Cara B. Ebbeling, David S. Ludwig
      Pages 281-298
    8. Angela P. Makris, Gary D. Foster
      Pages 299-310
    9. John M. Jakicic, Amy D. Otto, Kristen Polzien, Kelli Davis
      Pages 311-320
    10. Ken R. Resnicow, Abdul Shaikh
      Pages 321-339
    11. George A. Bray, Frank L. Greenway
      Pages 341-368
    12. George L. Blackburn, Vivian M. Sanchez
      Pages 369-377
    13. James O. Hill, Holly R. Wyatt, Suzanne Phelan, Rena R. Wing
      Pages 395-403
    14. Lawrence D. Hammer
      Pages 405-424
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 425-440

About this book


The aim of Treatment of the Obese Patient is to inform clinicians of recent advances in obesity research and provide an up-to-date review of current treatment issues and strategies. Divided into two sections, the first section covers new discoveries in the physiological control of body weight, as well as the pathophysiology of obesity. The second section covers a range of issues that are central to the clinical management of obese patient. This volume is a resource that will stimulate and engage clinicians to take part more successfully in the obesity-care process.


Diabetes homeostasis insulin insulin resistance metabolism obesity pathophysiology physiology prevention surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Kushner
    • 1
  • Daniel H. Bessesen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicago
  2. 2.Division of EndocrinologyUniversity of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences CenterDenver

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