Books and Articles concerning Obesity



An Atlas of Obesity and Weight Control

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Clinical Research in Diabetes and Obesity, Vol Ii: Diabetes and Obesity

A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery

Compulsive Overeater: The Basic Text for Compulsive Overeaters

Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders

Fat : Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

Handbook of Obesity Treatment

Human Nutrition and Obesity (Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology)

Obesity and Diabetes (Practical Diabetes)

Obesity: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association Monograph Series)

Obesity: Lucent Overview Series

Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Underage and Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Epidemic


A Hundred Pounds Thinner: Life After Obesity Surgery

Before and After: Living and Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery

Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat, High-Protein Recipes

Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery Demystified: A Complete Guide to the Leading Weight-Loss Surgery and Other Bariatric Procedures

Obesity Surgery

The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Everything You Need To Know About Gastric Bypass and Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery : Understanding & Overcoming Morbid Obesity - Life Before, During & After Surgery

Other Reading

Allison DB, Fontaine KR, Manson JE, Stevens J, VanItallie TB. Annual deaths attributable to obesity in the United States. JAMA1999.

Benotti, P, Bistrian, B, Benotti, J, Blackburn, G, Forse, R. Heart disease and hypertension in severe obesity: The benefits of weight reduction. Am J Clin Nutr 1992; 55:586s-90s.

Calle EE, Thun MJ, Petrelli JM, Rodriguez C, Heath CW, Jr. Body-mass index and mortality in a prospective cohort of U.S. adults. N Engl J Med 1999; 341:1097-105.

Colditz GA. Economic costs of obesity and inactivity. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1999; 31:S663-7.

Colditz GA, Willett WC, Rotnitzky A, Manson JE. Weight gain as a risk factor for clinical diabetes mellitus in women. Ann Intern Med 1995; 122:481-6.

Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults. National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Obesity Education Initiative.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Protein and Amino Acids. Institute of Medicine: Washington, DC, 2002.

Dietz WH. Childhood weight affects adult morbidity and mortality. J Nutr1998; 128:411S-414S.

Halverson, JD. Micronutrient deficiencies after gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Am Surgeon 1986; 11:594-8.

Hoekstra, SM, Lucas, CE, Ledgerwood, AM, Lucas, WF. A comparsion of the gastric bypass and the gastric wrap for morbid obesity. Surgery 1993; 176:262-6.

Huang Z, Willett WC, Manson JE, et al. Body weight, weight change, and risk for hypertension in women. Ann Intern Med 1998; 128:81-8.

Lee IM, Manson JE, Hennekens CH, Paffenbarger RS, Jr. Body weight and mortality. A 27-year follow-up of middle-aged men. JAMA1993; 270:2823-8.

MacLean, LD, Rode, BM, Samoalis, J, Forse, RA. Results of surgical treatment of obesity. Am J Surg 1993; 165:155-162.

Manson JE, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, et al. Body weight and mortality among women. N Engl J Med 1995; 333:677-85.

McTigue KM, Garrett JM, Popkin BM. The natural history of the development of obesity in a cohort of young U.S. adults between 1981 and 1998. Ann Intern Med 2002; 136:857-64.

Mokdad AH, Bowman BA, Ford ES, Vinicor F, Marks JS, Koplan JP. The continuing epidemics of obesity and diabetes in the United States. JAMA 2001; 286:1195-200.

Mokdad AH, Serdula MK, Dietz WH, Bowman BA, Marks JS, Koplan JP. The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998. JAMA 1999; 282:1519-22.

Neel JV, Weder AB, Julius S. Type II diabetes, essential hypertension, and obesity as "syndromes of impaired genetic homeostasis": the "thrifty genotype" hypothesis enters the 21st century. Perspect Biol Med 1998; 42:44-74.

NIH consensus statement. Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity: National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement. Am J Clin Nutr 1992; 55:615s-61s

Overweight, obesity, and health risk. National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Arch Intern Med 2000; 160:898-904.

Prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents: United States, 1999. National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accessed on 10 May 2001.

Singh PN, Lindsted KD, Fraser GE. Body weight and mortality among adults who never smoked. Am J Epidemiol1999; 150:1152-64.

Stevens J, Cai J, Pamuk ER, Williamson DF, Thun MJ, Wood JL. The effect of age on the association between body-mass index and mortality. N Engl J Med 1998; 338:1-7.

The truth about dieting. Consumer Reports 2002; 67:26-31

Willett W. Nutritional epidemiology. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Willett WC, Dietz WH, Colditz GA. Guidelines for healthy weight. N Engl J Med 1999; 341:427-34.

Wing RR, Hill JO. Successful weight loss maintenance. Annu Rev Nutr 2001; 21:323-41. 

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