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OFFICE MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY

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About 30% of American adults are obese, and an additional34% are considered overweight. As the prevalence of obesityincreases, so does the incidence of related medical disordersand mortality. Here a team of experts highlights the clinicalimplications of recent research on obesity.

Philadelphia, Elsevier Inc, 2004, 311 pages,$54.95 hardcoverAbout 30% of American adults are obese, and an additional34% are considered overweight. As the prevalence of obesityincreases, so does the incidence of related medical disordersand mortality. Here a team of experts highlights the clinicalimplications of recent research on obesity. The editordeliberately features the work of the many women who arecontributing to this field. Among the subjects discussed arethe evaluation of body composition, the prevalence and etiologyof obesity, the metabolic syndrome, menopause and obesity,childhood obesity, food intake, risks of obesity, the officeapproach to the obese patient, behavioral treatment techniques,exercise strategies, the use of orlistat and sibutraminein treatment, herbal weight-loss preparations, managementof obesity in patients with diabetes, and surgical approaches.Drawings, algorithms, tables, graphs, and charts appearthroughout the text.

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