Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Terry Maguire and David Haslam. the Obesity Epidemic and Its Management

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Terry Maguire and David Haslam. the Obesity Epidemic and Its Management

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Terry Maguire and David Haslam. The Obesity Epidemic and its Management. Pharmaceutical Press: London. 2010. 264 pp, $49.99. ISBN-978-085369-786-2.

The authors of The Obesity Epidemic and its Management have been trained within European countries and many of their practical experiences have been pan-European. Dr. Terry Maquire is recognized as a pioneer of pharmacy services within the United Kingdom. Dr. David Haslam is a physician with special interests in cardiometabolic disease states, and obesity. Dr. Haslam has been an instrumental colleague in the development of primary care adult obesity guidelines and the first ever childhood obesity guidelines with Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.

Obesity has become a visible public health concern. Many health care and community partners have identified the need to address this condition to reduce the risk of co-morbid consequences that may arise due to obesity. This book provides an overview about obesity in its social and science arena with the pharmacist identified as the target audience. It is divided into 3 parts and has 14 chapters. Part 1 highlights causes of obesity, its consequences, and the associated cost. The remaining portion of the book focuses on management interventions. Discussion of public health campaigns that have been accepted and practiced (mainly in the United Kingdom); ways to provide behavioral management through cognitive behavior therapy and motivational intervention; and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies are included. …

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