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Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities

This book is the first in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities, serving as a summary of the traditional views on how the organ systems are affected when higher organs start to suffer from enhanced body weight, where most of this additional weight consists of white adipose tissue (WAT). The understanding of the "epidemiology" of obesity will consequently enable clinicians and researchers to better understand the untoward "trends" of "metabolic aberrations" from a well-organized and health-bringing homeostasis, with fully responding WAT and BAT, thus enabling a balance between fat-producing and fat-metabolizing tissues for the benefit of the various organ systems taking care of the fat and carbohydrate metabolism, normally yielding a balanced energy turnover, ensuring "healthy" cell phenotypes, which optimally coordinate the energy metabolism in a well-functioning organism throughout a lifetime.

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AdiposityEpidemiology and Treatment ModalitiesEdited by Jan Gordeladze

Published: March 15th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63121

ISBN: 978-953-51-2996-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2995-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7351-9

Copyright year: 2017

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21767 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Obesity – A Worldwide Problem

By Jan Oxholm Gordeladze


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2. Obesity as a Growing Public Health Problem

By Hülya Çakmur


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3. Lay Theories of Obesity: Causes and Consequences

By Paul H. Thibodeau and Stephen J. Flusberg


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4. Network Analysis of Obesity Expression Data

By Ashok Kumar and Kanika Gupta


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5. The Brain, the Environment, and Human Obesity: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Difficulty with Maintaining Long-Term Weight Loss

By Bruce M. King


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6. Epidemiology of Abdominal Obesity

By Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto, Heloísa Theodoro and Raquel Canuto


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7. Childhood Obesity

By Laura Mihaela Trandafir, Ileana Ioniuc and Ingrith Miron


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8. Multimodal Lifestyle Intervention: Outlines and Outcomes

By Mahmoud M. A. Abulmeaty


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9. Physical Activity and Obesity in Adults

By Hidetaka Hamasaki


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10. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Pediatric Population: Relation to Serum Leptin Concentrations

By Teodoro Durá-Travé, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, Leyre Lloreda- Martín, Alberto Ríos-Muñoz, Inés Niyubahwe and Ander Ernaga- Lorea


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11. Dietary and Hormonal Factors Involved in Healthy or Unhealthy Visceral Adipose Tissue Expansion

By María Guillermina Zubiría, Ana Alzamendi, Luisina Ongaro, Eduardo Spinedi and Andrés Giovambattista


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12. Nutrition Labelling: Educational Tool for Reducing Risks of Obesity-Related Non-communicable Diseases

By Visith Chavasit, Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Mayuree Ditmetharoj, Manasuwee Phaichamanan, Kangsadan Singsoong, Prapaisri Sirichakwal and Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn


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13. New Potential Beta-3 Adrenergic Agonists with Beta- Phenylethylamine Structure, Synthesized for the Treatment of Dyslipidemia and Obesity

By Simona Negreș, Cornel Chiriță, Andreea Letiția Arsene, Denisa Margină, Elena Moroșan and Cristina Elena Zbârcea


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