Handbook of Obesity -- Volume 1: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Handbook of Obesity -- Volume 1

Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

Edited by George A. Bray

CRC Press

736 pages

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In recent years, we've developed a much better grasp of the biological and other factors associated with the development of obesity. Reflecting our evolving understanding of causes and consequences, Handbook of Obesity: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology provides comprehensive coverage of the biological, behavioral, and environmental deter

Table of Contents

History, Definitions, and Prevalence. Obesity Has Always Been with Us: An Historical Introduction. Measurement of Total Adiposity, Regional Fat Depots, and Ectopic Fat. Anthropometric Indicators in Relation to the Gold Standards. Worldwide Prevalence of Obesity in Adults. Prevalence and Consequences of Pediatric Obesity. Obesity in Older Adults in the United States. Gender, Ethnic, and Geographic Variation in Adiposity. Biological Determinants of Obesity. Genetic Component to Obesity: Evidence from Genetic Epidemiology. Genes and the Predisposition to Obesity. Epigenetic Mechanisms in Obesity. Fetal and Early Postnatal Life Determinants of Adiposity. Animal Models of Obesity: Perspectives on Evolution of Strategies for Their Development and Analysis of Their Phenotypes. Animal Models of Obesity: Nonhuman Primates. CNS Regulation of Energy Balance. Gastrointestinal Regulation of Energy Balance. Gut Microbiome and Obesity. Sympathetic Nervous System and Endocrine Determinants of Energy Balance. Insulin Resistance and Obesity. White and Brown Adipose Tissue Development. Adipose Tissue Metabolism, Adipokines, and Obesity. Visceral Adipose Tissue and Ectopic Fat Deposition. Skeletal Muscle Metabolism and Obesity. Mitochondrial Bioenergetic Aspects of Obesity and Weight Loss. Resting Metabolic Rate, Thermic Effect of Food, and Obesity. Energy Cost of Exercise, Postexercise Metabolic Rates, and Obesity. Energy Partitioning, Substrate Oxidation Rates, and Obesity. Viral Infections and Adiposity. Behavioral Determinants of Obesity. Obesity: Influence of the Food Environment on Ingestive Behaviors. Obesity and Related Eating Disorders. Tobacco Use, Smoking Cessation, and Obesity. Breastfeeding and Later Obesity. Beverages and Obesity: Biology, History, Trends. Sedentary Time and Obesity. Occupational Work and Obesity. Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Obesity. Sustained Short Sleep and Risk of Obesity: Evidence in Children and Adults. Env

About the Editor

George A. Bray, MD, MACP, MACE, is a former executive director and current Boyd Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a professor of medicine at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, an adjunct professor of physiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and an adjunct professor of food science in the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University. His research focuses on physiological mechanisms for obesity and the evaluation of treatment for obesity and diabetes.

Claude Bouchard, PhD, is a former executive director and current John W. Barton, Sr. Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His research focuses on the genetics of obesity and its comorbidities, as well as on the genetics of adaptation to regular exercise in terms of cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism