2014

Controversies in Obesity

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ISBN: 978-1-4471-2833-5 (Print) 978-1-4471-2834-2 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Obesity: Why Bother?

  3. Sociopolitical

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      Pages 9-9

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      Too Late to Challenge the Modern Obesity Epidemic?

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      Government Action to Tackle Obesity

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      Why Are Governments Abdicating from Dealing with the Obesity Crisis?

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      Pages 31-43

      Childhood Habits and the Obesity Epidemic

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      Pages 45-51

      Obesity and Sexuality

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      Pages 53-60

      Fat on Display

  4. Causes

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      Pages 61-61

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      Pages 63-73

      The Emerging Paradigm Shift in Understanding the Causes of Obesity

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      Pages 75-82

      Adenoviruses and Obesity

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      Pages 83-88

      The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Obesity

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      Pages 89-95

      Saturated Fat in Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity: Friend or Foe?

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      Pages 97-102

      Childhood Obesity and the Environment

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      Pages 103-108

      Genetics and Epigenetics: Myths or Facts?

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      Pages 109-115

      Chronicities of Modernity and the Contained Body as an Explanation for the Global Pandemic of Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome

  5. Clinical

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      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-126

      Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

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      Pages 127-135

      Assessing the Cardiometabolic Risk of Obesity: Importance of Visceral/Ectopic Fat and of the Use of Hypertriglyceridemic Waist

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      Pages 137-143

      Moving Beyond Scales and Tapes: The Edmonton Obesity Staging System

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      Pages 145-149

      Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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      Pages 151-155

      Obesity and the Heart Disease Patient: Controversies Abound

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      Pages 157-166

      Obesity, Diabetes, and Dental Health: Relationship and Management

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