Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Weight Management

Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London


Healthy Diet Physical Exercise Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Setentary Lifestyle Physical Consequences Cushing's syndrome Prader-Willi's Syndrome Inflammation Infection Diet Pills Bariatric Surgery

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About the book

Weight management is a multi- and cross-disciplinary challenge. It is needed to maintain healthy body weight. It becomes particularly necessary when people rapidly gain or lose weight due to illness. Causes for weight gain include a sedentary lifestyle, overeating, the development of obesity, binge eating disorder, hormonal diseases such as hyper- and hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome, and the prescription and intake of medications such as steroids, antiepileptic drugs or antipsychotics. Weight loss can be related to anorexia nervosa, to inflammatory or immunologic diseases, to infections such as HIV, to cancer and to therapeutic interventions.

The book “Weight Management” will cover all these different aspects including the prevention of obesity, the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine, inflammatory, malignant and psychological disorders associated with weight changes as well as modern therapeutic strategies to influence body weight such as diet, physical exercise, behaviour therapy, pharmacological strategies and bariatric surgery.

Thus, this book will provide a multi- and cross-disciplinary view on weight management in health maintenance, disease prevention and therapy.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 2nd 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 23rd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 22nd 2019

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Review results due: March 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 10th 2020

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About the editor

Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London

Professor Dr. med. Hubertus Himmerich studied medicine at the University of Mainz (Germany). He received his scientific and clinical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and at the University of Marburg. He gained further clinical experience at the University Hospitals in Aachen and Leipzig. He is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist on an inpatient ward for patients with eating disorders at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London (UK). In 2009 he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology of Affective Disorders at the University of Leipzig and in 2013 Clinical Senior Lecturer in Eating Disorders at King’s College London. His scientific focuses are appetite regulation, psychoimmunology and military mental health. He has led international scientific projects with researchers from Europe, Australia, North and South America, and has published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and book chapters in German and English.

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