As well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity clinical obesity in adults and children considers the effects of the environment of gender and of culture on this problem this is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals research scientists and public health practitioners involved in the prevention and care . Description obesity is a major problem facing doctors in the 21st century this third edition of a highly respected textbook combines the latest in clinical research with a practical approach to guide the successful evaluation management and treatment of the obese patient including the large number of complications and other conditions that can arise as a consequence of it. The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects biology associated diseases life stages pediatric and adult management and environmental policy approaches in six sections as well as covering the latest approaches to treatment of obesity clinical obesity in adults and children considers the effects of the environment of . Clinical obesity in adults and children dr dietzs research has focused on the epidemiology of childhood obesity the clinical consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity optimal dietary therapy for overweight children and adolescents and the implications of reduced energy expenditure for the development of overweight in children . Data on the rising prevalence of obesity in adults by state over the past 2 decades are provided in figure 1 adult obesity is linked to comorbidities that have been attributed to estimates as low as 26000 and as high as 365000 deaths annually in the united states with most estimates typically in the range of 100000 200000 8 11
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