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Handbook of Obesity free pdf 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 determinants of this critical condition. This new edition is divided into five sections exploring essential factors involved in obesity research: * History, Definitions, and Prevalence: Changes over time surrounding our notion of obesity, adiposity traits, and the epidemiology of obesity in various populations * Biological Determinants of Obesity: Genetic and epigenetic evidence, fetal life and postnatal influences, the use of animal models in research, endocrine issues, molecular aspects, and issues related to viral infection and adiposity * Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: The effects of food and ingestive behavior, smoking, breastfeeding, sleep duration, work/leisure time activity, and sedentary behavior * Environmental, Social, and Cultural Determinants of Obesity: The role of agriculture and the food industry, the urban environment, social and economic aspects, cultural factors, environmental pollutants, and economic costs * Consequences of Obesity: How excess weight affects and exacerbates a range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, arthritis, and cancer This volume assembles the work of worldwide experts to deliver an up-to-date survey of the most essential information related to the causes of the obesity epidemic.

About George A. Bray

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.

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Author : George A. Bray
Publisher : CRC Press
Data Published : 15 August 2013
ISBN : 1842145568
EAN : 9781842145562
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 736 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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