By Naveed Sattar, Mike Lean

Weight problems is a highly pricey and extending challenge around the world, resulting in incapacity, reproductive difficulties, melancholy and sped up metabolic and vascular illnesses in a wide percentage of fellows, girls and kids. The ABC of weight problems is a brand new consultant that allows you to relief its potent administration, addressing concerns equivalent to food plan, workout, self-worth, drug therapy and surgical procedure. fresh proof is used to spotlight widespread difficulties, profitable remedies, and the most typical causes.Written through best specialists, it is a greatly available textual content and an quintessential consultant for all common practitioners, junior medical professionals, nurses, and different healthcare execs who're all in favour of the remedy and examine of this universal situation.

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The photographs of adolescent girls and of a child playing a computer game are published with permission from Bubbles and Gusto/SPL respectively. Competing interests: For series editors’ competing interests, see the first article in this series. BMJ 2006;333:1207–10 A memorable patient The Swan Lady It is 1946. A young woman is dying of breast cancer in a side street in Streatham. This is before the days of chemotherapy, and her radiotherapy has badly burnt and scarred her. The family doctor tells her distraught husband that there is no more he can do for her.

The series will be published as a book by Blackwell Publishing in early 2007. The ABC series—published by Blackwell Publishing From January 2007, ABC articles will no longer be serialised in the BMJ, but Blackwell Publishing is delighted to continue the successful ABC book series. With over 40 titles, this series provides a dependable reference on a range of topics across the major specialties. com x Neovius M, Linne Y, Barkeling B, Rossner S. Discrepancies between classification systems of childhood obesity.

X Sattar N. The metabolic syndrome: should current criteria influence clinical practice? Curr Opin Lipidol 2006;17:404-11. x Kenchaiah S, Evans JC, Levy D, Wilson PW, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, et al. Obesity and the risk of heart failure. N Engl J Med 2002;347:305-13. x Ingelsson E, Sundstrom J, Arnlov J, Zethelius B, Lind L. Insulin resistance and risk of congestive heart failure. JAMA 2005;294:334-41. x Lavie CJ, Mehra MR, Milani RV. Obesity and heart failure prognosis: paradox of reverse epidemiology?

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