Chapter 16. Managing Obesity: General Approach and Lifestyle Intervention

  1. Gareth Williams3 and
  2. Gema Frühbeck4
  1. Susanne Wiesner1 and
  2. Jens Jordan2

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch16

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Wiesner, S. and Jordan, J. (2009) Managing Obesity: General Approach and Lifestyle Intervention, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch16

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

    Obesity Center, Lindberg Clinic, Schickstrasse 11, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019115

Online ISBN: 9780470712221

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Keywords:

  • managing obesity – general approach and lifestyle intervention;
  • obesity interventions – time-consuming and costly;
  • minor weight loss – beneficial in preventing type 2 diabetes;
  • major weight loss – effective in improving glucose metabolism;
  • major weight loss induced by bariatric surgery – decreases long-term mortality;
  • practical obesity management;
  • availability of fat-rich, energy-dense foods – important factor in the overall spread of obesity;
  • protein – promotes satiety and reduces appetite;
  • calorie deficit – achieved mainly through reducing the dietary fat content

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Selection of patients for obesity management

  • Treatment targets

  • Lifestyle modification

  • Physical activity

  • References