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Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and its Comorbidities

A Case-Study Approach

  • 1st Edition - September 1, 2016
  • Author: Susan Ettinger
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 3 0 1 3 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 3 0 3 4 - 9

Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and Its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach challenges students and practitioners to understand the role of nutrients within the pathophys… Read more

Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and its Comorbidities

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Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and Its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach challenges students and practitioners to understand the role of nutrients within the pathophysiology and development of disease, specifically those diseases which develop as a result of obesity. Through a case-based approach, the author presents complex clinical scenarios that require multiple treatment strategies, including targeted diet modification as an adjuvant to medical therapy.

The book is divided into 9 modules and 5 appendices each of which covers aspects of obesity and its comorbidities. Within each module, a case is detailed with relevant history, laboratory and physical data, and follow-up information. Each case is followed by a resource section which delineates current understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition, as well as the actions of nutrients and food components shown to modify these processes. A "further readings" section cites current supporting clinical and basic literature as well as published guidelines.