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Editors: Ferrera, Linda A.
Book Description:
The Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults have defined "overweight" as a body mass index value between 25 and 29.9; and "obesity" as a body mass index value greater than or equal to 30. BMI is a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat, used to evaluate if a person is at an unhealthy weight (given a certain height). BMI value is more useful for predicting health risks than the weight alone (for adults ages 18 and up). Individuals with high BMI’s are at increased risk of developing certain diseases, including: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Dyslipidemia, Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II), Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Female Infertility, and other Conditions, including: idiopathic intracranial hypertension lower extremity venous stasis disease, gastroesophageal reflux and urinary stress incontinence. This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.

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Chapter 1 - Body Mass Index: From Quételet to Evidence-Based Medicine (pp. 1-12)
Authors / Editors: Giorgio Bedogni (Centro Studi Fegato, AREA Science Park, Basovizza, Trieste, Italy; Cattedra di Nutrizione Umana, Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Claudio Tiribelli and Stefano Bellentani (Centro Studi Fegato, AREA Science Park, Basovizza, Trieste, Italy)

Chapter 2 - Health Outcomes of Child, Adolescent and Adult Obesity:A Review of the Research (pp. 13-43)
Authors / Editors: Ray Marks (Department of Health and Behavior Studies and Center for Health Promotion, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY) and John P. Allegrante (Department of Health and Behavior Studies and Center for Health Promotion, Teachers College, Columbia University; Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; and National Center for Health Education, New York, NY)

Chapter 3 - Fetal Growth Pattern and Body Composition (pp. 45-64)
Authors / Editors: Chiara Riviello, Elena Parretti, Filippo Tondi and Giorgio Mello (Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Human Reproduction,

Chapter 4 - BMI at Younger Ages and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Age (pp. 65-90)
Authors / Editors: Martha L. Daviglus, Amber Pirzada and Lijing L. Yan (Department of Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL)

Chapter 5 - BMI and its Relation to Body Composition, Adolescence and Ethnicity: General Considerations (pp. 91-116)
Authors / Editors: M. A Sampei and D. M. Sigulem (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 6 - Dietary and Lifestyle Practices of Normal Weight and Overweight U.S. Adults (pp. 117-140)
Authors / Editors: Shanthy A. Bowman (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A)

Chapter 7 - Genetics of Obesity: Current Understanding and Future Prospects (pp. 141-165)
Authors / Editors: Yong-Jun Liu and Robert R. Recker, (Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE) and Hong-Wen Deng (The Key Labortory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Ministry of Education,and Institute of Molecular Genetics, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China; Laboratory of Molecular and Statistical Genetics, College of Life Sciences Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, China; Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE)

Chapter 8 - BMI Between Certain and Uncertain: Critical Evaluation (pp. 167-179)
Authors / Editors: Brunella Guida (Dept. of Neuroscience/Physiology Nutrition Section, University Federico II,Naples, Italy)

Chapter 9 - Application of Body Composition Assessment to the Association Between Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis(pp. 181-208)
Authors / Editors: Neil A. Segal and Yoshitaka Toda (University of Iowa Health Care2Toda Orthopedic Rheumatology Clinic (Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 10 - Physiological Issues Relating to Resistive Force Selection during High Intensity Cycle Ergometer Exercise in Athletic, Healthy and Special Populations: Body Composition or Body Mass? (pp. 209-223)
Authors / Editors: J. S. Baker and B. Davies (Health and Exercise Science Research Laboratory, School of Applied Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, CF37 1DL.)

Chapter 11 - Body Mass Index (BMI): Has It Got a Pivot Role in Auxology? (pp. 225-239)
Authors / Editors: K. E. Elizabeth and Roy George Jacob (Department of Pediatrics, SAT Hospital for Women & Children,Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram 695011, Kerala, India)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-282-1
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