Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London

Since 2015, Professor Dr. med. Hubertus Himmerich is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist on an inpatient ward for patients with eating disorders at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, UK. After studying medicine, he received his scientific and clinical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and the Universities of Mainz and Marburg, Germany. In 2009 he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology of Affective Disorders at the University of Leipzig, Germany. His scientific focuses include appetite regulation, psychoimmunology and military mental health. He has led and performed national and international scientific projects with researchers from Europe, Australia and North America, and has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and book chapters.

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Weight management is a multi- and cross-disciplinary challenge. This book covers many etiological and diagnostic aspects of weight-related disorders and their treatment. This book explains how body weight influences and is influenced by the brain, hormones and immune system, diet, physical activity, posture and gait, and the social environment. This book also elucidates the health consequences of significantly low or pathologically increased body weight. Furthermore, ideas on how to influence and manage body weight including anti-obesity medical devices, diet counselling, artificial sweeteners, prebiotics and probiotics, proanthocyanidins, bariatric surgery, microbiota transplantation, warming, physical exercise, music and psychological therapy are discussed.

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