Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

Editor(s): Anthony H. Barnett, Sudhesh Kumar

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470519813

Online ISBN: 9780470741474

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741474

About this Book

Type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity, is today the most common form of diabetes.  It is also associated with a number of other cardiovascular risk factors which constitute the metabolic syndrome.  Effective management of 'diabesity' is crucial to the reduction of morbidity and premature morbidity due to cardiovascular disease.

Part of the successful 'Diabetes in Practice' series, Obesity and Diabetes Second Edition focuses on the link between diabetes and obesity, two of the most pressing health problems in the developed world.  It covers topics ranging from the changing epidemiology of type 2 diabetes to an analysis of the principal causes of the metabolic syndrome.

  • Includes new chapters on obesity management in ethnic minorities and obesity issues in the workplace
  • Features many suggestions of practical value
  • Describes a contemporary approach to the clinical assessment of obesity and its management in both primary and secondary care settings
  • Covers emerging problems such as childhood "diabesity" and the impact of obesity on polycystic ovary syndrome
  • All chapters have been updated

Obesity and Diabetes Second Edition   addresses the management of obesity and diabetes in practical terms useful to clinicians with an interest in diabetes, both in primary and secondary care, general practitioners, paediatricians, endocrinologists and nutritionists, as well as to students and researchers interested in obesity.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced T2DM (pages 47–66)

      Konstantinos Lois, Phillip McTernan and Sudhesh Kumar

    3. Chapter 5

      Obesity and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (pages 67–85)

      Jaakko Tuomilehto, Jaana Lindström and Karri Silventoinen

    4. Chapter 13

      Obesity and PCOS (pages 247–271)

      Diana Raskauskiene and Richard N. Clayton

    5. Chapter 16

      Obesity in Different Ethnic Groups (pages 299–315)

      Ponnusamy Saravanan, George Valsamakis and Sudhesh Kumar

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