BMI and Waist Circumference

Author: Anatomical Chart Company

Publisher: Anatomical Chart Company

ISBN: 9780781772273

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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BMI and Waist Circumference chart is an essential tool for primary care professionals and anyone involved in wellness and weight counseling. With this tool, it's easy to find the patient's Body Mass Index (BMI) score based on their height and weight and to discover if the patient has a high-risk waistline. The chart provides: A definition of BMI English and Metric formulas for BMI Limitations of BMI Table of classifications of BMI scores, from Underweight to Extreme Obesity Information and direction to discover if a patient has a high-risk waist circumference. The Waist Circumference measure is useful in assessing risk for adults who are normal or overweight according to the BMI table. Made in the USA. Available in the following versions : 20" x 26" heavy paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 9780781772273 20" x 26" heavy paper ISBN 9780781772266

BMI and Waist Circumference

Author: Anatomical Chart Company,Robert Kushner

Publisher: Anatomical Chart Company

ISBN: 9780781772266

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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BMI and Waist Circumference chart is an essential tool for primary care professionals and anyone involved in wellness and weight counseling. With this tool, it's easy to find the patient's Body Mass Index (BMI) score based on their height and weight and to discover if the patient has a high-risk waistline. The chart provides: A definition of BMI English and Metric formulas for BMI Limitations of BMI Table of classifications of BMI scores, from Underweight to Extreme Obesity Information and direction to discover if a patient has a high-risk waist circumference. The Waist Circumference measure is useful in assessing risk for adults who are normal or overweight according to the BMI table. Made in the USA. Available in the following versions : 20" x 26" heavy paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 9780781772273 20" x 26" heavy paper ISBN 9780781772266

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

The Evidence Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Obesity

Page: 228

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An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweieht or obese. Obesity is a complex multifactorial chronic disease that develops from an interaction of genotype and the environment. Our understanding of how and why obesity develops is incomplete, but involves the integration of social, behavioral, cultural, physiological, metabolic and genetic factors. While there is agreement about the health risks of overweight and obesity, there is less agreement about their management. The intent of these guidelines is to provide evidence for the effects of treatment on overweight and obesity. The guidelines focus on the role of the primary care practitioner in treating overweight and obesity.

Weight Management and Obesity

Author: Courtney Winston Paolicelli

Publisher: Momentum Press

ISBN: 1606507648

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Five decades ago, the major nutrition-related issues facing the United States were nutrient deficiencies, under consumption of calories, and malnutrition. In 2016, however, the food landscape is drastically different, and today, the United States faces nutrition-related issues more closely associated with over consumption of calories, bigger waistlines, and chronic disease. Overweight and obesity now afflict the majority of U.S. adults and a large percentage of U.S. children. In addition, diet-related chronic diseases that used to be exclusively observed among adults (e.g., cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension) are now being detected in children and adolescents. To lower the risk and/or assist with the management of chronic illnesses, overweight and obese patients are frequently advised to lose weight. Although there are many proposed “quick fixes” for weight loss, long-term weight management is a struggle for most patients. As such, nutrition and healthcare clinicians need to understand the etiology of weight gain and the science-based steps necessary for proper and adequate weight management interventions. This textbook comprehensively examines the treatment of overweight and obesity using an individualized approach. Interventions including diet and behavioral modification, pharmacotherapy, surgery, and physical activity are discussed in the context of an overall lifestyle approach to weight management. Characteristics of successful weight management programs are explored, and example menu plans are provided.

ABC of Obesity

Author: Naveed Sattar,Mike Lean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312707

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide, leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery. Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successful treatment options, and the most common causes. Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text and an indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment and research of this common condition.

The Evolutionary Biology of Human Body Fatness

Thrift and Control

Author: Jonathan C. K. Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521884209

Category: Nature

Page: 382

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Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic.

ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment

Author: Jeff Coombes,Tina Skinner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958142X

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is an essential text for any student undertaking an exercise and sports science degree and professionals working in the exercise and fitness industries. This practical manual contains fundamental theory and detailed step-by-step protocols designed to assist students and practitioners to develop competency for conducting tests in exercise, health and sports science. Written by leading Australian and New Zealand Academics and published in collaboration with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is the first Australian text written with ESSA’s accreditation framework in mind. Evolve Multiple choice questions and short answer questions Criteria sheets to assess skill competency Worked examples and case studies Data recording sheets Image collection Excel spreadsheet to record and analyse data from activities within the manual Key features Combines the theory underpinning testing procedures and comprehensive step-by-step protocols Includes practical data recording tables Protocols that encompass the spectrum of tests in exercise, health and sports science including, but not limited to, anthropometry, muscular strength, submaximal and maximal exercise testing, range of motion and threshold tests Includes pre-testing procedures and equipment requirements for conducting assessments Emphasis on the accuracy of the measurement, including calibration and verification of equipment Section on laboratory safety, cleaning and disinfectanting Links analysis, interpretation and communication of test results Data analysis practical that encourages the reader to analyse their own data collected in the activities

Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children

Author: Peter G. Kopelman,Ian D. Caterson,William H. Dietz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307634

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century. This third edition of a highly-respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation, management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as a consequence of it. Written by experts from around the globe, this book is a truly international work recognizing that the approach for the treatment and management of obesity may vary between differing ethnicities and in different countries. The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, life stages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policy approaches in six sections. As well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity, Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children considers the effects of the environment, of gender and of culture on this problem. This is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals, research scientists and public health practitioners involved in the prevention and care of patients who are at risk of obesity or are already obese.

Diabetes in Clinical Practice

Author: Vivian Fonseca,Merri Pendergrass,Roberta Harrison McDuffie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848821034

Category: Medical

Page: 81

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The purpose of this handbook is to give the practitioner a quick overview of type 2 diabetes, along with practical suggestions for the management of this condition. This serves to counteract any unnecessary complications (which are also discussed) that can arise out of living with this condition. The book will cover not only ways in which patients can help themselves through healthy eating and exercise, but will also provide a detailed yet easy reference guide to possible medical therapies and drugs such as insulin. Patient education is also touched upon.

Handbook of Obesity – Volume 2

Clinical Applications, Fourth Edition

Author: George A Bray,Claude Bouchard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1841849820

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Several major developments have occurred since the last edition of Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, including new clinical trials, discoveries related to drug use, and greater understanding of the benefits of weight loss in obese patients. Now in its fourth edition, this volume continues to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage concerning this global and chronic disease that affects and exacerbates associated conditions including diabetes and heart disease. The book is divided into five sections exploring essential factors involved in obesity prevention and treatment: Prevention of Obesity: Strategies such as reengineering the environment to encourage physical activity and prevent excessive weight gain in children and adults Evaluation of the Overweight or Obese Patient: Methods for assessing the overweight individual and the role of the primary care physician in patient management Medical Treatment of Obesity and Weight Management Issues in the Treatment of Obesity: Lifestyle for weight loss and weight maintenance, diet and exercise, medications, herbal agents, and issues related to childhood obesity Surgery: Screening for bariatric surgery, laparoscopic banding, liposuction, and other surgical techniques and strategies for operative and postoperative care Epilogue: The economic assessment and cost-effectiveness of treatments for obesity, how obesity is viewed internationally, and governmental responses to challenges arising from the growing prevalence of obesity Presenting the insight of international experts and edited by two eminent leaders in obesity research, the book is essential for health care providers in search of a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to treating obese patients.

Obesity Epidemiology

Author: Frank Hu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199718474

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated thirty percent of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only fifteen percent were. The issue is gaining greater attention with the CDC and with the public health world in general. This book will offer practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitable for graduate students and researchers in epidemiology, and public health practitioners with an interest in the issue. The book will be structured in four main sections, with the majority of chapters authored by Dr. Hu, and some authored by specialists in specific areas. The first section will consider issues surrounding the definition of obesity, measurement techniques, and the designs of epidemiologic studies. The second section will address the consequences of obesity, looking at epidemiologic studies that focus on cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, and cancer The third section will look at determinants obesity, reviewing a wide range of risk factors for obesity including diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, sleep disorders, psychosocial factors, physical environment, biochemical and genetic predictors, and intrauterine exposures. In the final section, the author will discuss the analytical issues and challenges for epidemiologic studies of obesity.

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Author: Ann M. Coulston,Carol Boushey

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123741181

Category: Medical

Page: 890

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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically on the relationship between disease and nutrition, an area of ever increasing interest and concern as health care costs and availability continue to be an issue worldwide. Now reaching beyond just the individual healthcare concern, the potential for nutritional interventions to improve health status is also of heightened interest to public health professionals who are faced with an aging, obese, at-risk-of-diabetes population who may or may not have access to insurance. This textbook is the foundation of understanding how nutrition can be used to improve health status. New to this edition: 100% overall new material. 26 new authors or co-authors and all chapters have been completed updated 4 completely new chapters: Surgery for Severe Obesity Snacking and Energy Balance in Humans Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Cancers Bioavailability and Metabolism of Bioactive Compounds from Foods New section on Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health explores bioactive components present in edible plants of particular interest for the prevention of disease New to the obesity section is a chapter on the management of patients who have undergone surgical treatment for obesity Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Integration of food issues with nutrition provides a unique perspective to disease prevention/control Material in the book is up-to-date with current research Individual sections of the book can be used for mini-courses or in-depth study Diversity of material makes this text useful for nutritional scientists and also for upper division nutrition course work

Obesity

Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241208945

Category: Cooking

Page: 253

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This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease. With these problems in mind, the report aims to help policy-makers introduce strategies for prevention and management that have the greatest chance of success. The importance of prevention as the most sensible strategy in developing countries, where obesity coexists with undernutrition, is repeatedly emphasized. Recommended lines of action, which reflect the consensus reached by 25 leading authorities, are based on a critical review of current scientific knowledge about the causes of obesity in both individuals and populations. While all causes are considered, major attention is given to behavioural and societal changes that have increased the energy density of diets, overwhelmed sophisticated regulatory systems that control appetite and maintain energy balance, and reduced physical activity. Specific topics discussed range from the importance of fat content in the food supply as a cause of population-wide obesity, through misconceptions about obesity held by both the medical profession and the public, to strategies for dealing with the alarming prevalence of obesity in children. The report has eleven chapters presented in five parts. Part one, which assesses the magnitude of the problem, explains the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, considers the importance of fat distribution, and provides an overview of trends in all regions of the world, concluding that obesity is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Chapters in part two evaluate the true costs of obesity in terms of physical and mental ill health, and the human and financial resources diverted to deal with these problems. Specific health consequences discussed include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other noncommunicable diseases, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, debilitating health problems, and psychological problems. The health benefits and risks of weight loss are also assessed. Part three draws on the latest research findings to consider specific factors involved in the development of overweight and obesity. Discussion centres on factors, such as high intakes of fat, that may disrupt normal physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, and the role of dietary factors and levels of physical activity. In terms of opportunities for prevention, particular attention is given to the multitude of environmental and societal forces that adversely affect food intake and physical activity and may thus overwhelm the physiological regulatory systems that keep weight stable in the long term. The possible role of genetic and biological susceptibility is also briefly considered. Against this background, the fourth and most extensive part maps out strategies for prevention and management at both the population and individual levels. Separate chapters address the need to develop population-based strategies that tackle the environmental and societal factors implicated in the development of obesity, and compare the effectiveness of current options for managing overweight or obese individuals. Specific strategies discussed include dietary management, physical activity and exercise programmes, behaviour modification, drug treatment, and gastric surgery. While noting striking recent progress in the development of drug treatments, the report concludes that gastric surgery continues to show the best long-term success in treating the severely obese. The final part sets out key conclusions and recommendations for responding to the global obesity epidemic and identifies priority areas where more research is urgently needed. "... the volume is clearly written, and carries a wealth of summary information that is likely to be invaluable for anyone interested in the public health aspects of obesity and fatness, be they students, practitioner or researcher." - Journal of Biosocial Science

Evaluation & Management of Obesity

Author: Daniel H. Bessesen,Robert F. Kushner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560534693

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Univ. of Colorado, Denver. Pocket guide provides practice strategies and tools for caring for obese and overweight patients. Offers a rational, balanced approach to evaluation and management and features the latest treatment options and drug therapies. (Product description).

Intelligent Medicine

Author: Ronald L. Hoffman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684810824

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 513

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A complete health manual that examines each system of the aging baby-boomer's body, discussing how to prevent problems, ways to avert them, and what to do if they are already full blown

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

The Evidence Report

Author: Lung National Heart,Nih

Publisher: International Medical Pub

ISBN: 9781588080028

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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The recommendation to treat overweight and obesity is based not only on evidence that relates obesity to increased mortality but also on evidence that weight loss reduces risk factors for disease. Thus, weight loss may not only help control diseases worsened by obesity, it may also help decrease the likelihood of developing these diseases. The NIH panel reviewed relevant treatment strategies designed for weight loss that can also be used to foster long-term weight control and prevention of weight gain. The consequent recommendations emphasize the potential effectiveness of weight control using multiple interventions and strategies, including dietary therapy, physical activity, behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery, as well as combinations of these strategies. While the predominant audience is public health, the style of Overweight and Obesity lends itself as a practical text for primary care and endocrinology.

Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity

Navigating the Evidence

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309442710

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Obesity has come to the forefront of the American public health agenda. The increased attention has led to a growing interest in quantifying obesity prevalence and determining how the prevalence has changed over time. Estimates of obesity prevalence and trends are fundamental to understanding and describing the scope of issue. Policy makers, program planners, and other stakeholders at the national, state, and local levels are among those who search for estimates relevant to their population(s) of interest to inform their decision-making. The differences in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data have given rise to a body of evidence that is inconsistent and has created barriers to interpreting and applying published reports. As such, there is a need to provide guidance to those who seek to better understand and use estimates of obesity prevalence and trends. Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity examines the approaches to data collection, analysis, and interpretation that have been used in recent reports on obesity prevalence and trends at the national, state, and local level, particularly among U.S. children, adolescents, and young adults. This report offers a framework for assessing studies on trends in obesity, principally among children and young adults, for policy making and program planning purposes, and recommends ways decision makers and others can move forward in assessing and interpreting reports on obesity trends.

The SAGES Manual

A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery

Author: Ninh T. Nguyen,Eric DeMaria,Sayeed Ikramuddin,Matthew M. Hutter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387691715

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common procedure, but far from an easy one. Patient assessment and selection must be careful. Complications can arise quite often. Training levels can be uneven among clinicians. The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery bridges the gaps and serves as a practical and concise starting point for the surgeon adding these procedures to his skill set.