Chapter 13. Obesity and Other Diseases

  1. Gareth Williams3 and
  2. Gema Frühbeck4
  1. Mimi Chen1 and
  2. Robert Andrews2

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch13

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Chen, M. and Andrews, R. (2009) Obesity and Other Diseases, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Endocrinology, Clínica Universitaria, de Navarra, Avda. Pío XII, 36, 31008 - Pamplona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Diabetes and Metabolism, Research Group, University of Bristol, Department of Clinical Sciences, North Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 8NB., UK

  2. 2

    Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019115

Online ISBN: 9780470712221



  • obesity and other diseases;
  • musculoskeletal disorders – important cause of impaired quality of life, disability and lost productivity;
  • osteoarthritis – most common musculoskeletal disorder;
  • functional residual capacity (FRC);
  • obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA);
  • obesity/hypoventilation syndrome (OHS);
  • hiatus hernia and associated gastro-oesophageal reflux – complications of obesity;
  • very low calorie diet (VLCD);
  • endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer – gynaecological cancers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders

  • Respiratory system

  • Endocrine system

  • Gastrointestinal tract

  • Obesity and cancer

  • Psychological and psychiatric disorders

  • References