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Perhaps a better title for this book would be An Encyclopedia of Obesity, since its emphasis is on adipose tissue and obesity as a disease, rather than on the patient and his care. Nevertheless, it may be considered the definitive text book on obesity, covering in its ten chapters definition, pathogenesis, risks, and metabolic effects of obesity, energy expenditure, clinical and experimental forms, and treatment with diet, exercise, drugs, and surgery. Each chapter is exhaustively documented and the total number of references exceeds 1700.
The general plan is a methodical review of all the pertinent references on each topic. The
The Obese Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:673–674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-673_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):673-674.
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