By Peter G. Kopelman (Editor), Ian Caterson (Editor), William Dietz (Editor)
Hugely counseled within the 2006 British scientific organization publication Awards (Endocrinology) This moment version brings jointly greater than 20 across the world well-known specialists within the box to supply a well timed evaluation of present wisdom. The textual content is still a useful source for all healthcare execs curious about the care of sufferers who're overweight. New beneficial properties of this moment version comprise: Addition of 2 new co-editors – Professor invoice Dietz, united states and Professor Ian Caterson, Australia elevated variety of individuals from all over the world – offering a very overseas standpoint contains new information regarding the factors of weight problems, its issues and new (and novel) equipment of prevention and remedy Reorganized into sections that tackle weight problems and its social and cultural points, biology, linked illnesses, lifestyles phases (pediatric and adult), administration, and environmental and coverage ways
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Human Body Composition: In Vivo Methods, Models and Assessment. New York: Plenum Press, 27–30. Haschke, F. (1989) Body composition during adolescence. In: ‘Body Composition in Infants and Children’, 98th Ross Conference on Pediatric Research. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 76–83. , Hendler, R. and Felig, P. (1980) Nitrogen and sodium balance and sympathetic venous-system activity in obese subjects treated with a low calorie protein or mixed diet. New England Journal of Medicine 302, 477–482. 26 Hendler, R.
Methods that have been developed and tested in the laboratory are increasingly making their way into the clinic. This progression is partly a consequence of a simplification of the methodology, but it also reflects the recognition of their importance in the clinical management of patients. Obesity is not a condition of excess weight but of excess body fat, which in turn contributes to the comorbidity of the disease. The site of fat deposition may be particularly important in this respect, but to fully understand the complex interaction more data are needed in which direct measures of fat distribution are combined with accurate measurements of total body fat, including the effect of other confounding factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption and inactivity.
This may be due to the added effect of declines in physical activity, such that the stimulation of lean mass deposition is decreased at the same time as the deposition of fatness is enhanced. If fat is of interest rather than BMI, then there are as yet no reliable centile data for fat mass or its percentage of weight. , 1998). , 2003). More research is required in this area, especially given the increasing prevalence of obesity in children and the need to 22 30 50 70 Body fat (kg) 90 Fig. 6 Relationship between fat and lean tissue in women of different body weight.