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.
Facts and Figures
The Cost of Obesity
Hunger and Satiety
Obesity Management Services