Pediatric Obesity

Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment

  • Michael Freemark

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Obesity Epidemic: A Global Perspective

  3. The Neuroendocrine Perspective: The Control of Appetite and Energy Expenditure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Robert H. Lustig
      Pages 15-32
  4. The Genetics of Childhood Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. David Meyre, Philippe Froguel
      Pages 35-45
    3. Andrea M. Haqq
      Pages 47-64
    4. Anke Hinney, Johannes Hebebrand
      Pages 65-73
    5. Jaime Haidet, Cem Demirci, Silva A. Arslanian
      Pages 75-89
  5. Pre- and Perinatal Determinants of Childhood Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Katherine J. Wojcik, Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis
      Pages 93-102
    3. Ken K. Ong
      Pages 103-112
    4. Dana Dabelea
      Pages 113-122
  6. The Roles of Diet and Energy Expenditure in Obesity Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Laura Johnson, Susan Jebb
      Pages 125-135
    3. Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, James A. Levine
      Pages 137-151
  7. Metabolic Complications of Childhood Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Anna Alisi, Melania Manco, Rita Devito, Valerio Nobili
      Pages 201-222
    3. Tracy E. Hunley, Valentina Kon
      Pages 223-239
    4. Charles J. Glueck, John A. Morrison, Muhammad Umar, Naila Goldenberg, Ping Wang
      Pages 253-263
    5. Henry C. McGill Jr, C. Alex McMahan, Samuel S. Gidding
      Pages 265-278
  8. Treatment of Childhood Obesity: Lifestyle Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Denise E. Wilfley, Anna Vannucci, Emily K. White
      Pages 281-301
    3. Alon Eliakim, Dan Nemet
      Pages 303-313
    4. Joel Gittelsohn, Sohyun Park
      Pages 315-335
  9. Management of Obesity with Complications: Pharmacotherapy and Bariatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Robert H. Lustig
      Pages 377-388
    3. Basil M. Yurcisin, Eric J. DeMaria
      Pages 389-402
  10. Challenges to Long-Term Success

  11. The Future of Childhood Obesity in the Global Marketplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Michelle Christian, Gary Gereffi
      Pages 439-450
    3. Marlene B. Schwartz, Kelly D. Brownell
      Pages 451-460
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 461-487

About this book


Childhood obesity and its co-morbidities -- including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, and fatty liver disease -- have seen striking increases in recent years. Despite a wealth of investigation, there is considerable controversy regarding the etiology of childhood obesity and the optimal approaches for prevention and treatment. Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment addresses the controversy with a range of features that make it a unique resource for those who care for obese children and their families. Written from a perspective that is international in scope, the distinguished authors re-assess the roles of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity and critically review new studies of the effects of lifestyle, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions. The evidence-based approach of Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment provides a comprehensive and invaluable guide for all healthcare providers concerned with the evaluation and care of children with nutritional and metabolic disease and with the societal implications of the obesity epidemic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Freemark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, and DiabetesDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-873-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-874-4
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