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Integrative Weight Management

A Guide for Clinicians


Integrative Weight Management: A Guide for Clinicians intends to educate physicians and nutritionists about the wide ranges of approaches to weight control from non-traditional sources. The options for weight management in conventional practices are limited to a small number of medications, a confusing array of dietary approaches and surgical procedures with their inherent risks and complications. Unfortunately medical practitioners are not exposed to nutrition and weight control principles during training and thus are reluctant to manage their patients weight control issues. This volume is structured into 4 sections: Introduction to Weight Management Disorders; Morbidity and Mortality of Obesity; Therapy of Obesity; and Integrative Medicine and Obesity. Integrative Weight Management: A Guide for Clinicians represents a powerful collaboration of dozens of leading experts in the fields of nutrition, weight management and integrative medicine who have managed countless numbers of patients and summarized the research from thousands of articles to create an up-to- date state of the art guide for healthcare practitioners, allied health professionals and public health authorities who manage those who are overweight/obese along with the associated metabolic consequences.

Gerald Mullin, MD is an associate professor in the department of medicine as well as director of Integrative Gastroenterology Nutrition Services and director of Capsule Endoscopy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition. He also is former president of the Maryland and Long-Island Societies of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. In 2009 he was named by the American Dietetic Association's honorary member of the year. Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Associate Professor of Health, Behavior & Society, with a joint appointment in Human Nutrition and in Medicine at Johns Hopkins. He is also former director of the Gastroenterology Division, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Cheskin founded the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in 1990. He is the principal investigator on several research grants and is a frequent contributor to research and popular articles on weight management. Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, CNSC is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Brody School of Medicine and the Department of Nutrition Science at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to her service to NBNSC, she is an active member of the ADA, A.S.P.E.N., American Association of University Women (AAUW), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), DNS Dietetic Practice Group of the ADA, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA, International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) and the International Transplant Association (ITA).