Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesity

From Assessment to Treatment

  • Andrea Lenzi
  • Silvia Migliaccio
  • Lorenzo Maria Donini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graziana Colaianni, Silvia Colucci, Maria Grano
      Pages 3-12
    3. Roberto Vettor, Roberto Fabris, Marco Rossato
      Pages 13-30
    4. Stefania Maggi, Luca Busetto, Marianna Noale, Federica Limongi, Gaetano Crepaldi
      Pages 31-39
  3. Metabolism and Endocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Giovanni Ceccarini, Alessio Basolo, Ferruccio Santini
      Pages 43-52
    3. Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano, Carolina Di Somma
      Pages 53-62
    4. Laura Proietti Pannunzi, Cecilia Motta, Vincenzo Toscano
      Pages 63-71
    5. Carla Lubrano, Lucio Gnessi, Silvia Migliaccio
      Pages 73-82
    6. Emanuela A. Greco, Lorenzo M. Donini, Andrea Lenzi, Silvia Migliaccio
      Pages 83-88
    7. Lorenzo M. Donini, Stefan A. Czerwinski, Audry C. Choh, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Silvia Migliaccio, Andrea Lenzi
      Pages 89-98
    8. Alessandro Ilacqua, Davide Francomano, Antonio Aversa
      Pages 99-106
    9. Nicola Napoli, Paolo Pozzilli
      Pages 107-119
    10. Dinkar Bhasin, Animesh Sharma, Surendra K. Sharma
      Pages 131-144
    11. Erika Limoncin, Giacomo Ciocca, Daniele Mollaioli, Emmanuele A. Jannini
      Pages 145-153
  4. Evaluation of Obese Subjects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Luca Busetto, Fabio De Stefano
      Pages 157-169
    3. Massimo Pellegrini, Nino C. Battistini
      Pages 171-192
    4. Massimo Cuzzolaro
      Pages 193-203
    5. Gian Pietro Emerenziani, Federico Schena, Laura Guidetti
      Pages 205-210
    6. Carlo M. Rotella, Barbara Cresci
      Pages 211-216
  5. Therapeutic Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Giovanni Gravina, Monica Palla, Carla Piccione, Grazia Nebbiai
      Pages 219-232
    3. Alessandro Pinto, Lucia Toselli, Edda Cava
      Pages 233-252
    4. Cosme F. Buzzachera, Marco Meucci, Carlo Baldari
      Pages 253-259
    5. Valentina Lo Preiato, Elena Daniela Serban, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto
      Pages 261-270
    6. Nicola Basso, Emanuele Soricelli, Giovanni Casella, Alfredo Genco, Adriano Redler
      Pages 271-299
    7. Paolo Persichetti, Stefania Tenna, Pierfranco Simone
      Pages 301-313
    8. Paolo Capodaglio, Maria Letizia Petroni
      Pages 315-326
    9. Riccardo Dalle Grave, Simona Calugi, Marwan El Ghoch
      Pages 327-335
    10. Stefania Mariani, Mikiko Watanabe, Carla Lubrano, Sabrina Basciani, Silvia Migliaccio, Lucio Gnessi
      Pages 337-342
  6. Riccardo Dalle Grave, Simona Calugi, Marwan El Ghoch
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-350

About this book


This book describes in detail the multidisciplinary management of obesity, providing readers with a thorough understanding of the rationale for a multidisciplinary approach and with the tools required to implement it effectively. The emphasis is on a translational approach, starting from basic concepts and fundamental mechanisms of the pathology and clinical morbidity. Experts in the field discuss the full range of relevant topics, including the significance of physical exercise, psychological issues, nutritional strategies, pharmacological options, and bariatric surgery. Put another way, the book covers all aspects from the bench to the bedside. Physicians, scientists, and postgraduate students will all find it to be invaluable in understanding the causes and optimal management of obesity, which has rapidly become a major public health problem.


Bariatric surgery Hypogonadism Metabolism Nutrition Physical activity Psychological assessment Sarcopenic obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Lenzi
    • 1
  • Silvia Migliaccio
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Maria Donini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Pathophysiology, Endocrinology and NutritionSapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Unit of EndocrinologyForo Italico UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Pathophysiology, Endocrinology and NutritionSapienza UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09044-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09045-0
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