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Weight Management - Challenges and Opportunities

Hassan M. Heshmati

Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC

A clinical researcher in Endocrinology and Metabolism with 45 years of experience in Academia and Pharmaceutical Companies and 275 presentations and publications. Dr. Heshmati is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and The Obesity Society.


Adipose Tissue Dehydration Hypovolemia Obesity Lipodystrophy Anorexia Nervosa Sarcopenia Amyotrophy Hypertrophy Bodybuilding Increased Bone Density Osteopenia

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Total body weight is the sum of the weight of all body components. Among these components, water, adipose tissue, muscle, and bone represent relevant contributors. The physiological or pathological variations in the amount or mass of each component can lead to an increase or a decrease in total body weight. These variations are increase (retention) or decrease (dehydration) in water amount, increase (hypertrophy, hyperplasia) or decrease (lipodystrophy) in adipose tissue mass, increase (hypertrophy) or decrease (sarcopenia) in muscle mass, and increase (increased bone density) or decrease (osteopenia, osteoporosis) in bone mass. A variety of causes including genetic factors, lifestyle, environment, aging, diseases, and medications can promote these conditions. There is a risk of increased morbidity (e.g., obesity, type 2 diabetes, and fracture) and mortality associated with some body weight variations.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge about the pathophysiology, consequences, complications, and treatment of different types of body weight changes with special emphasis on preventive measures.

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Date completed: August 25th 2021

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Hassan M. Heshmati

Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC

Hassan M. Heshmati, Medical Doctor, Endocrinologist, has 45 years of experience in clinical research in Academia (university-affiliated hospitals in Paris, France and Mayo foundation in Rochester, MN, USA) and in Pharmaceutical Companies (Sanofi, Essentialis, and Gelesis, USA). His research activity has been related to pituitary tumor, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, and diabetes. He has extensive knowledge in the development of anti-obesity products. He is the author of 275 presentations and publications related to Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is currently Consultant at Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC, Anthem, AZ, USA.

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