Global Health Complications of Obesity

Global Health Complications of Obesity
Author: Jahangir Moini,Raheleh Ahangari,Carrie Miller,Mohtashem Samsam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 0128197528
ISBN 13: 9780128197523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Complications of Obesity Book Review:

Global Health Complications of Obesity presents a valuable resource for research scientists and clinicians by covering the burden of obesity and related diseases and serving as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings and for obesity-treatment specialists. Obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. This succinct resource focuses on the current data, research and management of obesity. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals, endocrinologists, nutritionists, public health students and medical students. Presents clinical cases, key terms and targeted references Addresses diseases including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, infertility, renal failure and depression Provides a link to new knowledge that is ideal for both researchers and clinicians

Global Health Risks

Global Health Risks
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9241563877
ISBN 13: 9789241563871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Risks Book Review:

This publication is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.--Publisher's description.

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications
Author: Paramjit S. Tappia,Bram Ramjiawan,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 3030353583
ISBN 13: 9783030353582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications Book Review:

​According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.

International Textbook of Obesity

International Textbook of Obesity
Author: Per Björntorp
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2001-06-15
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054441137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Textbook of Obesity Book Review:

The prevalence of obesity has now reached such proportions that in many parts of the world it is one of the most dominant health problems. Obesity leads to a number of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and cancer as well as psychological problems and a poor quality of life. Obesity research is now very active and understanding of the disease has greatly increased. The International Textbook of Obesity offers a definitive coverage of the area looking at epidemiology, causes, current research and management. * Gives an up to date account of the field * Edited by a leading expert in the area * Contributions from an impressive array of authors including many from young researchers giving new perspectives on the issues This will be a lasting reference for a wide range of academic and professional health care workers, including obesity research specialists, diebetologists, nutritionists, practising physicians and endocrinologists.

The Challenge of Obesity in the WHO European Region and the Strategies for Response

The Challenge of Obesity in the WHO European Region and the Strategies for Response
Author: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9289013885
ISBN 13: 9789289013888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenge of Obesity in the WHO European Region and the Strategies for Response Book Review:

In a brief, clear and easily accessible way, this summary illustrates the dynamics of the obesity epidemic and its impact on public health throughout the WHO European Region, particularly in eastern countries. It describes how factors that increase the risk of obesity are shaped in different settings, such as the family, school, community and workplace. It makes both ethical and economic arguments for accelerating action against obesity, and analyses effective programs and policies in different government sectors, such as education, health, agriculture and trade, urban planning and transport. The summary also describes how to design policies and programs to prevent obesity and how to monitor progress, and calls for specific action by stakeholders: not only government sectors but also the private sector - including food manufacturers, advertisers and traders - and professional consumers' and international and intergovernmental organizations such as the European Union.

Lazy Crazy and Disgusting

Lazy  Crazy  and Disgusting
Author: Alexandra Brewis,Amber Wutich
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1421433362
ISBN 13: 9781421433363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lazy Crazy and Disgusting Book Review:

Drawing on the authors' keen observations and decades of fieldwork, Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting combines a wide array of ethnographic evidence from around the globe to demonstrate conclusively how stigma undermines global health's basic goals to create both health and justice.

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0083580142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity Book Review:

Promotes the recognition, treatment, and prevention of conditions of overweight and obesity in the United States.

The Surgeon General s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation

The Surgeon General s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation
Author: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services,Office of the Surgeon General
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781478298588
ISBN 13: 1478298588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Surgeon General s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation Book Review:

Our nation stands at a crossroads. Today's epidemic of overweight and obesity threatens the historic progress we have made in increasing American's quality and years of healthy life. Two-third of adults and nearly one in three children are overweight or obese. In addition, many racial and ethnic groups and geographic regions of the United States are disproportionately affected. The sobering impact of these numbers is reflected in the nation's concurrent epidemics of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. If we do not reverse these trends, researchers warn that many of our children—our most precious resource—will be seriously afflicted in early adulthood with medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This future is unacceptable. The Surgeon General asks you to join me in combating this crisis. Every one of us has an important role to play in the prevention and control of obesity. Mothers, fathers, teachers, business executives, child care professionals, clinicians, politicians, and government and community leaders—we must all commit to changes that promote the health and wellness of our families and communities. As a nation, we must create neighborhood communities that are focused on healthy nutrition and regular physical activity, where the healthiest choices are accessible for all citizens. Children should be having fun and playing in environments that provide parks, recreational facilities, community centers, and walking and bike paths. Healthy foods should be affordable and accessible. Increased consumer knowledge and awareness about healthy nutrition and physical activity will foster a growing demand for healthy food products and exercise options, dramatically influencing marketing trends. Hospitals, work sites, and communities should make it easy for mothers to initiate and sustain breastfeeding as this practice has been shown to prevent childhood obesity. Working together, we will create an environment that promotes and facilitates healthy choices for all Americans. And we will live longer and healthier lives. In the 2001 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, former Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, warned us of the negative effects of the increasing weight of our citizens and outlined a public health response to reverse the trend. Although we have made some strides since 2001, the prevalence of obesity, obesity-related diseases, and premature death remains too high. The Surgeon General is calling on all Americans to join in a national grassroots effort to reverse this trend. Plans include showing people how to choose nutritious food, add more physical activity to their daily lives, and manage the stress that so often derails their best efforts at developing healthy habits. The real goal is not just a number on a scale, but optimal health for all Americans at every stage of life. To achieve this goal, we must all work together to share resources, educate our citizens, and partner with business and government leaders to find creative solutions in our neighborhoods, towns, and cities from coast to coast. Together, we can become a nation committed to become healthy and fit.

The Weight of Obesity

The Weight of Obesity
Author: Emily Yates-Doerr
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 0520286820
ISBN 13: 9780520286825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of Obesity Book Review:

A woman with hypertension refuses vegetables. A man with diabetes adds iron-fortified sugar to his coffee. As death rates from heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes in Latin America escalate, global health interventions increasingly emphasize nutrition, exercise, and weight loss—but much goes awry as ideas move from policy boardrooms and clinics into everyday life. Based on years of intensive fieldwork, The Weight of Obesity offers poignant stories of how obesity is lived and experienced by Guatemalans who have recently found their diets—and their bodies—radically transformed. Anthropologist Emily Yates-Doerr challenges the widespread view that health can be measured in calories and pounds, offering an innovative understanding of what it means to be healthy in postcolonial Latin America. Through vivid descriptions of how people reject global standards and embrace fatness as desirable, this book interferes with contemporary biomedicine, adding depth to how we theorize structural violence. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about the politics of healthy eating.

The Emerging Global Health Crisis

The Emerging Global Health Crisis
Author: Council on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Council on Foreign Relations
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 087609616X
ISBN 13: 9780876096161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerging Global Health Crisis Book Review:

Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealthier countries. In 2013 alone, NCDs killed eight million people before their sixtieth birthdays in developing countries. A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report and accompanying interactive look at the factors behind this epidemic and the ways the United States can best fight it.

Adiposity

Adiposity
Author: Jan Gordeladze
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 9535129953
ISBN 13: 9789535129950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adiposity Book Review:

This book is the first in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities, serving as a summary of the traditional views on how the organ systems are affected when higher organs start to suffer from enhanced body weight, where most of this additional weight consists of white adipose tissue (WAT). The understanding of the "epidemiology" of obesity will consequently enable clinicians and researchers to better understand the untoward "trends" of "metabolic aberrations" from a well-organized and health-bringing homeostasis, with fully responding WAT and BAT, thus enabling a balance between fat-producing and fat-metabolizing tissues for the benefit of the various organ systems taking care of the fat and carbohydrate metabolism, normally yielding a balanced energy turnover, ensuring "healthy" cell phenotypes, which optimally coordinate the energy metabolism in a well-functioning organism throughout a lifetime.

Global Report on Diabetes

Global Report on Diabetes
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 9789241565257
ISBN 13: 924156525X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Report on Diabetes Book Review:

"Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar, or glucose), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Diabetes is an important public health problem, one of four priority noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) targeted for action by world leaders. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few decades. Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence (age-standardized) of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes prevalence has risen faster in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Diabetes caused 1.5 million deaths in 2012. Higher-than-optimal blood glucose caused an additional 2.2 million deaths, by increasing the risks of cardiovascular and other diseases. Forty-three percent of these 3.7 million deaths occur before the age of 70 years. The percentage of deaths attributable to high blood glucose or diabetes that occurs prior to age 70 is higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Because sophisticated laboratory tests are usually required to distinguish between type 1 diabetes (which requires insulin injections for survival) and type 2 diabetes (where the body cannot properly use the insulin it produces), separate global estimates of diabetes prevalence for type 1 and type 2 do not exist. The majority of people with diabetes are affected by type 2 diabetes. This used to occur nearly entirely among adults, but now occurs in children too."--Page 6.

Cellular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Obesity

Cellular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Obesity
Author: Paramjit S. Tappia,Bram Ramjiawan,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 3030847632
ISBN 13: 9783030847630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Obesity Book Review:

Global health has been challenged with the dawning of the era of the obesity epidemic, and thus as a consequence, strategies to reduce obesity have become public health priorities. According to the United Nations, obesity has been identified as a concern for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Obesity is a serious health problem with an increased risk of several common diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Although the fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an imbalance between calorie intake and calorie expenditure, the underlying biochemical and metabolic processes that cause obesity are not fully understood. Two earlier volumes dedicated to the subject of obesity, published in the series “Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease” focused on the pathophysiology of obesity-induced health complications and the biochemistry of cardiovascular dysfunction in obesity. This book brings together contributions from international experts in the field to describe advancements on the mechanisms leading to development of obesity and related complications. There are 21 chapters in two different parts in this book, comprising of Part I: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Obesity (11 chapters) and Part II: Therapeutic Mechanisms of Obesity (10 chapters). This book will serve as a resource and be of interest to health professionals, medical students, fellows, residents and graduate students. It will also evoke innovative research and effective approaches for the prevention of obesity. This volume will accentuate that obesity is a major health hazard in its own right and that appropriate public health measures should be implemented to prevent or reduce or even reverse the impact of this global chronic disease.

Obesity

Obesity
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9241208945
ISBN 13: 9789241208949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obesity Book Review:

This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease. With these problems in mind, the report aims to help policy-makers introduce strategies for prevention and management that have the greatest chance of success. The importance of prevention as the most sensible strategy in developing countries, where obesity coexists with undernutrition, is repeatedly emphasized. Recommended lines of action, which reflect the consensus reached by 25 leading authorities, are based on a critical review of current scientific knowledge about the causes of obesity in both individuals and populations. While all causes are considered, major attention is given to behavioural and societal changes that have increased the energy density of diets, overwhelmed sophisticated regulatory systems that control appetite and maintain energy balance, and reduced physical activity. Specific topics discussed range from the importance of fat content in the food supply as a cause of population-wide obesity, through misconceptions about obesity held by both the medical profession and the public, to strategies for dealing with the alarming prevalence of obesity in children. The report has eleven chapters presented in five parts. Part one, which assesses the magnitude of the problem, explains the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, considers the importance of fat distribution, and provides an overview of trends in all regions of the world, concluding that obesity is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Chapters in part two evaluate the true costs of obesity in terms of physical and mental ill health, and the human and financial resources diverted to deal with these problems. Specific health consequences discussed include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other noncommunicable diseases, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, debilitating health problems, and psychological problems. The health benefits and risks of weight loss are also assessed. Part three draws on the latest research findings to consider specific factors involved in the development of overweight and obesity. Discussion centres on factors, such as high intakes of fat, that may disrupt normal physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, and the role of dietary factors and levels of physical activity. In terms of opportunities for prevention, particular attention is given to the multitude of environmental and societal forces that adversely affect food intake and physical activity and may thus overwhelm the physiological regulatory systems that keep weight stable in the long term. The possible role of genetic and biological susceptibility is also briefly considered. Against this background, the fourth and most extensive part maps out strategies for prevention and management at both the population and individual levels. Separate chapters address the need to develop population-based strategies that tackle the environmental and societal factors implicated in the development of obesity, and compare the effectiveness of current options for managing overweight or obese individuals. Specific strategies discussed include dietary management, physical activity and exercise programmes, behaviour modification, drug treatment, and gastric surgery. While noting striking recent progress in the development of drug treatments, the report concludes that gastric surgery continues to show the best long-term success in treating the severely obese. The final part sets out key conclusions and recommendations for responding to the global obesity epidemic and identifies priority areas where more research is urgently needed. "... the volume is clearly written, and carries a wealth of summary information that is likely to be invaluable for anyone interested in the public health aspects of obesity and fatness, be they students, practitioner or researcher." - Journal of Biosocial Science

Introduction to Global Health

Introduction to Global Health
Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN 10: 1449649971
ISBN 13: 9781449649975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Global Health Book Review:

New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information. The author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts as well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an instructor’s manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.

The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century

The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2003-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309133181
ISBN 13: 9780309133180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century Book Review:

The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation's public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation's health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public's health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

With Obesity Becoming the New Normal What Should We Do

With Obesity Becoming the New Normal  What Should We Do
Author: Katherine Samaras,Hendrik Tevaearai,Michel Goldman,Johannes le Coutre,Jeff M. P. Holly
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 2889459438
ISBN 13: 9782889459438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Obesity Becoming the New Normal What Should We Do Book Review:

Obesity is a global epidemic and an urgent health crisis impacting human health and health services, with the economic consequences of loss of human capital. It is a crisis for health professionals, health economists and government officials managing finite resources and the economy with premature loss of life and economic productivity. In this Frontiers Research Topic, researchers from a breadth of disciplines internationally contributed reviews, meta-analyses and novel data on the challenges obesity presents in attempts to stimulate debate on strategies and solutions for this crisis.

The Practical Guide

The Practical Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00598699P
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practical Guide Book Review:

Global Health

Global Health
Author: Kevin McCracken,David R. Phillips
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1317431227
ISBN 13: 9781317431220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Book Review:

Global Health continues to provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date and thought-provoking outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape. In this new edition the authors have maintained the successful structure and organisation of the previous edition to examine and explain recent health changes and consider likely future patterns. New or expanded topics covered include: emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats increasing awareness of, and interest in, antimicrobial resistance and superbugs terrorism, global conflict and health the new UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the drive for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) the use of information technology in global health substance abuse palliative and end-of-life-care ethical issues in global health. Using clear and original explanations of complex issues, this text makes extensive use of boxed case studies and international examples, with discussion questions posed for readers at the end of each chapter. Readers will also be able to take advantage of the new website that was designed to complement this book. Global Health is essential reading for students and researchers of global health, public health and development studies.

Global Health Statistics 2014

Global Health Statistics 2014
Author: World Health Organization (WHO)
Publsiher: Ice Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-01-07
ISBN 10: 9240692673
ISBN 13: 9789240692671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Statistics 2014 Book Review:

WHO's annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for the WHO Member States. All reports are available for download in Adobe PDF and excel when applicable at http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/en/.