Surgery & Medicine for Weight Loss

Surgery & Medicine for Weight Loss

by William Hunter

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Overview

One of the biggest health concerns today is obesity. More and more people have been diagnosed with obesity over the last few decades, especially in developed countries like the Unites States. Obesity is a major problem that many people are struggling to fix. Because obesity is such a serious and prevalent medical condition, modern medicine has developed many different ways to fight it. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren't enough—and that's when a doctor may prescribe a medical intervention. Discover some of these techniques, from surgery to medications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422230664
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Understanding Obesity Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 What's Obesity All About? An Overview 9

2 Isn't There Anything to Keep Me from Being So Hungry All the Time? 31

3 Is There Anything That Changes How My Body Deals with Fat? 39

4 Is There Anything I Can Use to Help Me Lose Weight Without Going to the Doctor? 49

5 What About the Chemicals My Body Already Makes? 59

6 What If the Medicine Isn't Right for Me? 71

7 Don't I Have Other Choices? I Like My Small Intestine! 81

8 What Else Is Left? 89

Series Glossary of Key Terms 98

Further Reading 100

For More Information 101

Index 103

About the Author & the Consultant and Picture Credits 104

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