Chapter 19. Special Considerations in Managing Obesity

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

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch19

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Chen, M. and Andrews, R. (2009) Special Considerations in Managing Obesity, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch19

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



  • special considerations in managing obesity;
  • special considerations in practical management of obesity – treatment of secondary obesity due to obesogenic drugs, genetic syndromes and endocrine diseases;
  • corticosteroids;
  • hypothalamus – controls appetite and body weight;
  • octreotide – a somatostatin analogue that blocks the hypersecretion of insulin;
  • bupropion – antidepressant that blocks nicotinic receptors;
  • binge eating disorder (BED);
  • night-time eating syndrome (NES);
  • behavioural therapy (BT) – helps promote positive attitudes and encourages healthy eating patterns


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Managing causes of secondary obesity

  • Management of intercurrent conditions in obesity

  • Managing type 2 diabetes in obese patients

  • Management of IFG and IGT

  • Management of dyslipidaemia

  • Complementary therapies and obesity

  • References