Paolo Capodaglio received his M.D. degree from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1988 and his specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) from the same University in 1991. After graduating, he started working as a PMR specialist in an Institute for clinical care and research (Fondazione Maugeri IRCCS) with clinical and research interests. At present, he is Director of the PMR Department and the Laboratory for Research in Biomechanics and Rehabilitation at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS in Verbania-Piancavallo, Italy and contract professor of PMR in the Medical School of the University of Brescia, Italy. He devoted most of his research to the functional evaluation in ageing and pathological conditions: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and, most recently, obesity. He is reviewer for several indexed papers and author of 6 volumes and around 150 publications in the field of rehabilitation.
Dr. Joel Faintuch is Associate Professor of Surgery, São Paulo University Medical School, Head of the Nutrology Residency Program, Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, and Editor-in-Chief, Brazilian Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He has been active for a long time in the field of nutritional problems, in the first years focusing malnutrition and artificial feeding. More recently Dr. Faintuch became involved with obesity and bariatric surgery. He was Executive Director of the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (1999-2002) and is currently Associated Editor, Obesity Surgery (USA). Dr. Faintuch is a former International Guest Scholar, American College of Surgeons, USA and Honorary Member of three international societies (SBNPE, FELANPE and SBCBM).
Antonio Liuzzi M.D., Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Milan. Specialized in Internal Medicine. Director of the Division of Internal Medicine and of the Research Laboratory of Diabetology, Scientific Institute Auzologico Italiano.
Through 1996 his research focused on the pathophysiology of pituitary adenomas, substantially contributing to the development of the medical treatment of these tumors. Since then, his research interests have shifted to obesity and in particular the endocrinological and functional properties of the different compartments of the adipose tissue. He is the author of numerous papers published in peer-reviewed Journals and of chapters in international books on endocrinology, and has served as an invited speaker at several international Congresses. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Endocrinological Investigation.
Epidemiologists have studied relationships between questionnaire assessments of habitual physical activity and various medical conditions for some seventy years. In general, they have observed positive associations between regular exercise and good health, but because of inherent limitations in the reliability and accuracy of physical activity questionnaires, optimal exercise recommendations for the prevention and treatment of disease have remained unclear.
Inexpensive pedometers and accelerometers now offer the epidemiologist the potential to collect relatively precisely graded and objective information on the volume, intensity and patterns of effort that people are undertaking, to relate this data to past and future health experience, and to establish dose/response relationships between physical activity and the various components of health. Such information is important both in assessing the causal nature of the observed associations and in establishing evidence-based recommendations concerning the minimal levels of daily physical activity needed to maintain good health.
The book's editors were fortunate to have the input of renowned collaborators from nearly all continents. This is truly an international effort that brings the latest in the field to students and professionals alike.Provides comprehensive coverage on diagnosis, therapy, pharmacotherapy and disease prevention in context of the microbiome and metabolomeFocuses on the proposed physiological or pathological conditionsPresents an up-to-date, useful reference
Obesity is the foremost nutritional challenge worldwide. Its companion is type-2 diabetes, the most prevalent metabolic disease. Together they represent the diabesity epidemic, which is draining resources, overwhelming healthcare facilities, and impacting life expectancy and quality of life everywhere. No country has been spared, and most medical specialties have been affected. Many books focus on the surgical options for obesity and diabetes, namely bariatric and metabolic operations. Information on the clinical and pharmacological treatment is also available, conveyed by standard texts on internal medicine and endocrinology. Yet endoscopic maneuvers and prostheses, cell therapy for diabetes, and other innovative approaches are hard to come by, as conventional texts overlook such therapies. This timely publication bridges the gaps between all different therapeutic options, also covering advances in the conservative, surgical and parasurgical domains.
This book will appeal to seasoned specialists, students and healthcare professionals in training alike.