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Overweight and weight management : the health professional's guide to understanding and practice
Dalton, Sharron.
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Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1997.
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xxi, 615 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Body weight terminology, definitions, and measurement / Body composition and resting metabolic rate / Cultural appropriateness of weight management programs / Obesity-related eating patterns / Trends in prevalence of overweight in the United States and other countries / Genetic factors and body weight regulation / Mechanisms of appetite and body weight regulation / Energy metabolism and thermogenesis in human obesity / Body fat content and the balance between fat and the alcohol oxidation and consumption / Diet composition and the regulation of food intake and body weight / Reproduction and body weight / Social aspects of obesity / Weight management : framework for changing behavior / Practitioner counseling skills in weight management / Mulit-disciplinary weight management / role of diet and exercise in weight management / Emotional eating and obesity / role of parmacological agents in the treatment of obesity / Anthropometric techniques for identification of obese children / Childhood and adolescent weight management / Regulating the weight management industry / Design and analysis of obesity treatment and prevention trials
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For health professionals and advanced students, develops an overall concept of weight management by looking at specific aspects such as what is overweight, who suffers from it and why, how can it be managed, and how weight management programs can be measured. The specific topics include body composi

Table of Contents

What is it?
Body Weight Terminology and Definitions
Body Composition and Overweight Measuring Perceptions of Body Size
Who Has it?
Prevalence of Overweight in the United States
Prevalence of Weight Loss Practices
Who or What is to Blame?
Current Understanding of the Genetic and Nongenetic Factors in Overweight
Mechanisms of Appetite and Body-Weight Regulation
The Metabolic Syndrome and Overweight
Energy Metabolism, Thermogenesis, and Overweight Body Fat Storage, Nutrients, and Related Behaviors
Is it Unhealthy?
Evaluating Health Hazards of Overweight Risks and Benefits of Weight Control Practices
Social Risks of Overweight and Weight Perceptions
What can be Done About it?
Weight Management: Multidisciplinary Assessment
Diet Modification in Weight Management
Exercise Modification in Weight Management
Behavior Modification in Weight Management
Pharmacologic Approaches in Weight Management
Surgery and Other Treatments for Overweight
Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
Nutrition Counseling and Food Management: Tools for The Practitioner and The Client
Evaluating and Selecting Weight Management Methods