Editors: "Judith Wylie-Rosett", "Sunil S. Jhangiani"

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World: A Systems Approach to Turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities

eBook: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $185
Printed Copy: US $141
Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-68108-037-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-036-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015


Globalization and economic progress has been accompanied with an increase in the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable illnesses worldwide. Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World examines how these rising epidemics of obesity and other lifestyle problems are changing health guidelines globally - from directing health care professionals on how to care for individuals, to encouraging them to embrace the interconnected systems involved in chronic disease risk management, prevention and treatment. With a focus on systems, this reference serves as an excellent resource on how to develop a more comprehensive approach to population health. Starting with a systematic approach to health risk assessment in section one, followed by a targeted approach to risk reduction and prevention in section two, the eBook moves along seamlessly into section three calling for a shared responsibility towards strengthening health systems globally that can help determine and improve upon the health of individuals, and societies across the world.

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World gives applicable concepts to readers in a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to alter health systems and implement changes that promote health and wellness in the communities they serve and live in. The information and resources in this eBook also serve as a guideline for collaborations across professional associations with a goal of developing strategic plans to combat obesity and diabetes.


Review 1

“I am impressed with the scope of the publication entitled Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World: A Systems Approach to turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities. The chapters on how obesity drives risks for the non-communicable diseases (so-called NCDs) are excellent and I commend the editors on addressing not just metabolic syndrome, but going beyond that to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and cirrhosis. The strength of the book is its emphasis on lifestyle intervention and the editors have taken a broader approach, including chapters on sleep hygiene and yoga, in addition to thorough review of the comprehensive lifestyle change elements we are all used to - diet, physical activity and behavioral intervention.

The public health challenges of the twenty-first century are the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and obesity is a major driver of these conditions. The emphasis of this eBook to make the solutions "interconnected" is a good one. It will take more than medical management to address this epidemic and community and public health partnerships are indeed of paramount importance. "

Donna H. Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Review 2

“This book is a must read for physicians and patients alike. It covers not only a broad range of topics, including obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome, but it also provides information on how these issues are interconnected. The book tries to explain the issues in a way that a non-medical professional can understand it, making it a great reference for patients looking to gain a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity and how to manage it.”

Thakor G. Patel, MD, MACP,
Medical Director, U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Retd


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