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.