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Author Bray, George A

Title A guide to obesity and the metabolic syndrome : origins and treatment / by George A. Bray
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 370 pages) : illustrations
Contents Origins of obesity in the scientific era : 1500 AD to the present -- Definitions, measurement, and prevalence -- Genetic, metabolic, and social origins of obesity -- Effects of obesity on health and metabolism -- Prevention, evaluation, and introduction to treatment -- Lifestyle, diet, & exercise : cognitive solutions -- Medications for obesity -- Surgery for obesity -- Post-script : obesity in the twenty first century
Summary In the historical record there is abundant evidence that obesity was a medical and health concern as long as medicine has been practiced. The idea of diet and exercise are bulwarks in the fight against obesity in history from the time of Hippocrates to the 16th century-a span of 2,000 years. However, our scientific understanding of this problem is only a little over 200 years old. An examination of the root cause of what many consider the obesity epidemic, A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome traces the origins and types of obesity and its treatment. Examining in detail the developing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Obesity.
Metabolic syndrome.
Obesity -- etiology
Metabolic Syndrome -- etiology
Metabolic Syndrome -- therapy
Obesity -- therapy
Metabolic Syndrome
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Metabolic syndrome
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010033565
ISBN 9781439814581