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
BIC: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 OBESITY
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Contents7
Participants
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Preface12
The epidemiology of obesity
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13
Obesity in the Caribbean
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General discussion I
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44
Obesity in peoples of the African diaspora
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49
Metabolic consequences of obesity and body fat pattern: lessons from migrant studies
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66
Diabetes
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Obesity and cardiovascular disease
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102
Genetics of obesitv in humans:current issues
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120
Nutritional influences in early life upon obesity and body proportions
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130
Overconsumption as a cause of weight gain: behavioural-physiological interactions in the control of food intake (appetite)
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150
Obesity and metabolic efficiency
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171
Socioeconomic status and obesity
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186
General discussion II
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200
The economic and psychosocial consequences of obesity
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206
Obesity and physical activity
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219
Coherent, preventive and management strategies for obesity
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240
Summary
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267
Appendix270
Index of contributors279
Subject index281