The Obesity Epidemic and Its Management
Maguire, Terry; Haslam, David
Terry Maguire - Community Pharmacist, Proprietor Maguire Pharmacies, Belfast, UK and David Haslam - General Practitioner and Clinical Director of the National Obesity Forum (NOF),London, UK
Obesity is a growing problem among both adults and children, especially in the UK and USA. It causes more than 9000 premature deaths a year in England alone and is an important risk factor for a number of chronic conditions. As such, community pharmacists now have an increasingly important role in public health and a responsibility to patients to understand the causes and dangers of obesity, as well as the options for treatment.
The Obesity Epidemic and its Management is a timely and insightful book in two parts. Part 1 discusses the background and epidemiology of the problem. Part 2 focuses on the prevention of obesity and various psychological, pharmacological and surgical interventions.
In addition to addressing facts and figures and defining the problem and costs, topics covered also include:
- metabolic consequences
- obesity prevention
- government guidelines
- nutrition, fad diets and exercise
- services development in pharmacy
This book is aimed at the primary healthcare worker, the pharmacist, the GP and the practice or community nurse and is designed to provide a basic understanding of the problem and why it has become such a major public health crisis over the last 30 years.
The Obesity Epidemic and its Management is also available as an eBook.
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- ISBN 978 0 85369 786 2
- Published Nov 2009
234 x 156mm (288pp)