The Origins and Consequences of Obesity

Novartis Foundation Symposia

The Origins and Consequences of Obesity
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Published30th April 2008
ISBN9780470514979
Price£112.50
Print ISBN9780471965060
eISBN9780470514979
PublisherWiley
Edition1st edition
Pages290
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Dietetics & nutrition
Thema 1.1:MBNH3
BIC 2.1:MBNH3
BISAC:MED060000
123Library ID:4409
Format:eBook

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This volume examines obesity disorders which can lead to diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. It offers an interdisciplinary and international look at all aspects of the origins, consequences and treatment of obesity.

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Table of Contents

THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY5
Contents7
Participants9
Preface12
The epidemiology of obesity13
Obesity in the Caribbean29
General discussion I44
Obesity in peoples of the African diaspora49
Metabolic consequences of obesity and body fat pattern: lessons from migrant studies66
Diabetes80
Obesity and cardiovascular disease102
Genetics of obesitv in humans:current issues120
Nutritional influences in early life upon obesity and body proportions130
Overconsumption as a cause of weight gain: behavioural-physiological interactions in the control of food intake (appetite)150
Obesity and metabolic efficiency171
Socioeconomic status and obesity186
General discussion II200
The economic and psychosocial consequences of obesity206
Obesity and physical activity219
Coherent, preventive and management strategies for obesity240
Summary267
Appendix270
Index of contributors279
Subject index281