Managing Obesity

A practical guide for clinicians

Saffron Whitehead, Gul Bano

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 2, 2019

Pages: 160 pages


The pandemic of obesity in the majority of countries of the world has become a major health problem: obesity leads to a number of serious diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer, psychological problems and a poor quality of life. Obesity affects almost every branch of medicine and clinical practice and this puts a huge strain on healthcare provision.

Managing Obesity has been written specifically for non-specialists (GPs, junior doctors and medical students) who increasingly need to treat obese patients.  

The book begins with an overview of the causes of obesity, the mechanisms that lead to individuals becoming obese and the health issues associated with being obese. Later chapters discuss how obesity can be managed, including advanced pharmacotherapy options and surgery.


1 Fat’s the issue
2 Basics of digestion, absorption and metabolism
3 What makes us eat and how do we control it?
4 Disorders of metabolism
5 Diets and exercise
6 Genetics of obesity
7 Childhood obesity
8 Secondary obesity
9 Medical management of obesity
10 Bariatric surgery

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