Monograph of Clinical Obesitology is in Slovak medical literature an extraordinary achievement: monograph editors and coordinators of 40 renowned Slovak experts are personalities of Slovak medicine in diabetology and obesitology , experienced physicians and clinicians, committee members of Obesitology Section of Slovak Diabetes Society Boris Krahulec, Lubomíra Fábryová, Pavol Holéczy and Ivar Klimeš.

Obesity has become at the beginning of the millennium worldwide epidemic that currently affects developed as well as developing countries. The book presents not only significant health risks as a result of association with cardiometabolic diseases and cancer, but also represents enormous socio-economic burden on society. Learning about the causes and consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity should become an integral part of undergraduate and postgraduate education and one of the priorities of the current health care.

New rapidly emerging findings and knowledge in the prevention and treatment of obesity in recent times even called for establishment of a new medical field – obesitology. Thus clinical obesitology, unlike other emerging medical disciplines, brings a unifying view of this multidisciplinary disease.

This innovative composed book is focused on a topic that has never been discussed in our domestic literature so comprehensively for the use by the general medical community. Within its 31 chapters provides a holistic view on obesity.

Forty-two prominent Slovak experts discusse obesity not only in terms of pathophysiology, molecular-genetic aspects of internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetology, lipidology, nutrition, physiotherapy, exercise medicine, psychiatry, psychology, pharmacology, bariatric surgery, but also from the perspective of other closely related disciplines to obesity as dermatology, anaesthesiology, neurology, urology, gynecology, oncology and orthopedics.

The monograph is mostly dealing with health risks and complications of obesity (prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperuricemia), including endothelial dysfunction. Perspective ongoing pharmacological and surgical approaches in the treatment of obesity are discussed in detail. Monograph of Clinical Obesity is addressed to all physicians who take care of obese patients.

Short thematic table of contents

Epidemiology • Genetic • Pathophysiology • Hormonal changes and obesity in endocrine diseases • Adipose tissue as an endocrine organ • Sarcopenic obesity • Clinical examination and management of obese patient • Dietary principles of treatment • Muscle tissue in obesity and physical training • Psychological aspects • Pharmacological treatment • Surgical treatment • Cardiometabolic risk factors • Liposuction • Endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease • Arterial hypertension • Pharmacological treatment of obese diabetic patient • Obesity paradoxes • Sleep-disordered breathing • Non-alcoholic steatosis • Gynecology and Obstetrics aspects • Urological diseases • Urinary incontinence • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system • Dermatological aspects • Neurological aspects • Psychiatric aspects • Oncological aspects • Anesthesiological care • Obesity in children and adolescents • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation

The book Clinical Obesity of Slovak authors led by doc. B. Krahulec and Dr. Ľ. Fábryová provides a holistic view on obesity. Extent of the publication is remarkable and overcome a lot of similar publications abroad. Most chapters are based on the latest scientific findings and is complemented by references to recent publications (excerpt from lecturers report, assoc. prof. Vojtech Hainer, MD, CSc.)