Abdominal Obesity: Risk Factors, Weight Reduction Methods and Long-Term Health Effects

Collin Bryant (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED111000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Obesity is a worldwide epidemic with high prevalence in the population. In children and adolescents it has become increasingly common, suggesting an important health concern with a significant socioeconomic impact for society. Particularly, abdominal obesity has become a concern because it contributes to the alterations in metabolic profile and consequently the development of many comorbidities.

The first chapter of this book reviews the effects of an interdisciplinary approach in treatment of abdominal obesity and the comorbidities in adolescents. Chapter two continues on to discuss cardiomyopathy that is associated with obesity. Finally, the last chapter examines clinical and experimental evidence that proves obesity in women may lead to insulin resistance associated with hormonal alterations mediating breast cancer risk. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

pp. vii-x

Chapter 1
Interdisciplinary Approach in Combat of Abdominal Obesity in Adolescents
(Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Ana Raimunda Dâmaso and Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP),
Paulista Medicine School Post-Graduate Program of Nutrition, São Paulo-SP, Brasil)
pp. 1-44

Chapter 2
Cardiomyopathy Associated with Obesity: Obesity Cardiomyopathy
(Assoc Prof Ingrid Schusterova, Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescents, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia)
pp. 45-86

Chapter 3
The Links between Central Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk: Defects in Glucose Uptake and Estrogen Signaling
(Zsuzsanna Suba, National Institute of Oncology, Surgical and Molecular Tumor Pathology Centre, Budapest, Hungary)
pp. 87-114

pp. 115-125

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