"The layout is good, the chapters easy to read and the editor did an excellent work in order to give an up-to-date view of this field with perspectives for further research" (Int. Jnl of Adolescent Medicine & Health)
"A very comprehensive and useful text." (Jnl of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol.15 No.3 2002)
"…A very comprehensive and useful text…" (The Journal of Endocrine Genetics, Vol.1. No.1. 2002)
"…It will be of interest and use to everyone concerned in researching and managing obesity…" (Behaviour Research & Therapy, No.40, 2002)
The prevalence of obesity has now reached such proportions that in many parts of the world it is one of the most dominant health problems. Obesity leads to a number of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and cancer as well as psychological problems and a poor quality of life. Obesity research is now very active and understanding of the disease has greatly increased. The International Textbook of Obesity offers a definitive coverage of the area looking at epidemiology, causes, current research and management.
Gives an up to date account of the field
Edited by a leading expert in the area
Contributions from an impressive array of authors including many from young researchers giving new perspectives on the issues
This will be a lasting reference for a wide range of academic and professional health care workers, including obesity research specialists, diebetologists, nutritionists, practising physicians and endocrinologists.