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Controversies in obesity

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David Haslam, Arya M. Sharma, Carel W. le Roux, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions. Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus seeking to debunk the myths and highlight and explore the genuine science, whilst d…
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Haslam, David W
Sharma, Arya M
Le Roux, Carel W
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David Haslam, Arya M. Sharma, Carel W. le Roux, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages)
ISBN
9781447128342 (electronic bk.)
9781447128335
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity
Subjects (LCSH)
Obesity
Abstract
Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions. Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus seeking to debunk the myths and highlight and explore the genuine science, whilst demonstrating areas where there is healthy debate. This book will appeal to primary care physicians, trainees and specialist nurses involved in care of the obese patient, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of obesity and its management.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Obesity : Why Bother? / Stephan Rössner -- -- Part II: Sociopolitical -- Too Late to Challenge the Modern Obesity Epidemic? / Neville J. Rigby -- Government Action to Tackle Obesity / Susan A. Jebb -- Why Are Governments Abdicating from Dealing with the Obesity Crisis? / Boyd A. Swinburn -- Childhood Habits and the Obesity Epidemic / Michael E.J. Lean -- Obesity and Sexuality / David W. Haslam -- Fat on Display / David W. Haslam -- Part III. Causes -- The Emerging Paradigm Shift in Understanding the Causes of Obesity / Shamil A. Chandaria -- Adenoviruses and Obesity / Richard L. Atkinson -- The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Obesity / Kristine H. Allin and Oluf Pedersen -- Saturated Fat in Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity : Friend or Foe? / Aseem Malhotra -- Childhood Obesity and the Environment / Paul A. Whaley -- Genetics and Epigenetics : Myths or Facts? / Kirsi H. Pietiläinen -- Chronicities of Modernity and the Contained Body as an Explanation for the Global Pandemic of Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome / Dennis Wiedman -- Part IV. Clinical -- Screening for Type 2 Diabetes / Laura J. Gray, Melanie J. Davies, and Kamlesh Khunti -- Assessing the Cardiometabolic Risk of Obesity : Importance of Visceral/Ectopic Fat and of the Use of Hypertriglyceridemic Waist / Jean-Pierre Després -- Moving Beyond Scales and Tapes : The Edmonton Obesity Staging System / Arya M. Sharma -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Bertrand R. de Silva -- Obesity and the Heart Disease Patient : Controversies Abound / Henry J. Purcell -- Obesity, Diabetes and Dental Health : Relationship and Management / Rajesh Chauhan -- Very Low Calorie Diets : Saint or Sinner? / Debbie R.J. Cook -- Obesity and the Mind / David W. Haslam -- Adipose Tissue Expansion for Improving Glycemic Control / Niklil V. Dhurandhar -- Should Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Be Restricted in the Obese? / Tim S. Waters -- Is It Time to Rename Obesity Management as Secondary Prevention? / Matthew S. Capehorn -- Part V. Childhood -- Childhood Obesity : What Harm, Any Solutions? / Julian Paul Hamilton-Shield -- Residential Weight Loss Camps for Children and Young People / Paul J. Gately -- Part VI. Treatment -- Sibutramine and Rimonabant : A Postmortem Forensic Examination / Gary Wittert -- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding : The Physicians Choice in Bariatric Surgery / John B. Dixon -- Challenges Faced by the Bariatric Multidisciplinary Team / Wen Bun Leong and Shahrad Taheri-- The Controversies Around Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass / Carel W. le Roux -- Weight Gain on Glucose-Lowering Agents / Abdul Fattah Lakhdar -- Tipping the Scales of Truth : Why the Energy Balance Equation Is a Dangerous Lie / Damian Edwards -- OTC Slimming Aids / Terry Maguire -- Overcoming Sloth / Fred Turok.
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Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States, 1850–2000 : Mycoses and Modernity

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Aya Homei and Michael Worboys. --Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan , c2013.
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. ; The narrative of 20th-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture. This book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century.
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Homei, Aya
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Worboys, Michael
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Aya Homei and Michael Worboys
Place of Publication
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 225 p.)
Series Title
Science, technology and medicine in modern history
ISBN
9781137377029
9781137377012 (Print ed.)
9781137392633 (Print ed.)
9781349477869 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antifungal Agents - history
Mycoses - history
Neglected Diseases - history
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Great Britain
United States
Specialty
History of Medicine
Microbiology
Public Health
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY license.
The narrative of 20th-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture. This book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Ringworm: A Disease of Schools and Mass Schooling -- 2. Athlete’s Foot: A Disease of Fitness and Hygiene -- 3. Candida: A Disease of Antibiotics -- 4. Endemic Mycoses and Allergies: Diseases of Social Change -- 5. Aspergillosis: A Disease of Modern Technology -- Conclusion.
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Health and Modernity : The Role of Theory in Health Promotion

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by David V. McQueen, Ilona Kickbusch, Louise Potvin, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Laura Balbo, Thomas Abel. --New York, NY: Springer , c2007.
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McQueen, David V
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Kickbusch, Ilona
Potvin, Louise
Pelikan, Jürgen M
Balbo, Laura
Abel, Thomas
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by David V. McQueen, Ilona Kickbusch, Louise Potvin, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Laura Balbo, Thomas Abel
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9780387377599
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Promotion
Philosophy, Medical
Public Health
Social Change
Models, Theoretical
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
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Weight of Modernity : An Intergenerational Study of the Rise of Obesity

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Cathy Banwell ... [et al.]. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Over a half of adults in the US, Canada, Australia and numerous European countries are now overweight or obese, a proportion that has risen sharply in the past two decades. Dominant biomedical explanations focus on the energy equation, an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, and remedies focus on motivating individuals to restore the balance by eating better and being more active, or, in extreme cases, surgical intervention. This book offers a perspective that sees increasing obesi…
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Banwell, Cathy
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Cathy Banwell ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 195 p. : 26 ill.)
ISBN
9789048189571
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity - epidemiology
Social Conditions - trends
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Population
Abstract
Over a half of adults in the US, Canada, Australia and numerous European countries are now overweight or obese, a proportion that has risen sharply in the past two decades. Dominant biomedical explanations focus on the energy equation, an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, and remedies focus on motivating individuals to restore the balance by eating better and being more active, or, in extreme cases, surgical intervention. This book offers a perspective that sees increasing obesity as a social phenomenon as well as a public health problem. It contains detailed accounts of three generations of Australians' experiences of changing environments and the emergence of social trends such as increasing availability of convenience foods, the individualisation and commercialisation of leisure, car reliance, and busyness. Participants' narratives are interwoven with sociological and historical analyses of changes to show how contemporary Australians are experiencing and adapting to dramatic socio-cultural and environmental changes that are reshaping their lives and, in many cases, their bodies. The book demonstrates that obesity is an unintended consequence of economic development accompanied by profound socio-cultural changes, and by identifying the key developments the authors propose leverage points. While the research was conducted in Australia, the fundamental drivers of rapid weight gain are equally present in other modern, secular societies.
Contents
Chapter 1. The big Australian: obesity in the modern world -- Chapter 2. An intergenerational study design -- Chapter 3. From habit to choice: Transformations in family dining -- Chapter 4. How convenience is shaping Australian diets: The disappearing dessert -- Chapter 5.From social leisure to exhaustion: a tale of two revolutions -- Chapter 6. Fitness marginalises fun and friendship -- Chapter 7. The rise of automobility -- Chapter 8. The weight of time: from full to fragmented in 50 years -- Chapter 9. Social forces shaping life chances and life choices -- Chapter 10. Restoring coherence to a stressed social system.
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