The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity

  • Adrienne Youdim

Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Viorica Ionut, Richard N. Bergman
    Pages 1-18
  3. Eugenia A. Lin, Gillian M. Barlow, Ruchi Mathur
    Pages 19-42
  4. Julie Merrell Rish, Leslie J. Heinberg
    Pages 43-59
  5. Seth Felder, Scott Cunneen
    Pages 111-124
  6. Allison M. Barrett, Miguel A. Burch
    Pages 125-137
  7. Brandice Durkan, Monali Misra
    Pages 139-153
  8. Patchaya Boonchaya-Anant, Amanda G. Powell, Caroline M. Apovian
    Pages 155-180
  9. Margaret E. Clark, Robert B. Lim, Souheil W. Adra, Daniel B. Jones
    Pages 181-201
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


Presenting detailed information on treatment of the obese patient, this handy, concise title is designed not only to educate practitioners about obesity but, most importantly, to provide practical strategies in the comprehensive approach to treating this disease.  Replete with bulleted lists and tables for easy referencing, this unique reference provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity as well as a thorough review of available treatment options.  The book’s early chapters discuss the disease of obesity, its corresponding health burden on individuals and society, the psychosocial morbidity and effect of weight loss.  Later practical, treatment-centered chapters include dietary and lifestyle strategies for weight loss, writing an exercise prescription, pharmacologic approaches, perioperative care of the surgical patient, and complications of weight loss surgery, to name just several.  An indispensable, easy-to-read resource for all health professionals interested in obesity diagnosis and treatment, The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity is a significant contribution to the literature that will be of value to all physicians, with particular appeal to internal medicine and primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and any practitioner who wishes to learn the up to date treatment strategies for the obese patient.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrienne Youdim
    • 1
  1. 1.Assistant Professor of MedicineCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2145-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2146-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0729
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