Principles of obesity therapy

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Obesity is highly prevalent in developed countries and increasing worldwide. This trend has dire consequences for public health because obesity increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, cancer, and other diseases. Obesity is also a major cause of disability and may shorten lifespan. This chapter will outline strategies for successful weight reduction, including behavior modification, diet, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMetabolic Basis of Obesity
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781441916068
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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