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    DescriptionThe book aims to review knowledge on the disorders of eating behaviour and body composition in some of the non-primate higher animals and to relate these to similar conditions in humans. With advances in understanding the nature of these disorders and their biological basis, it seems timely to assess what cross-species comparisons can tell us about the general underlying factors at work. This may also help to delineate what may be a general biological basis that humans share with their higher animal comrade species and what may distinguish human from non-human, particularly in a cultural context. This could help in combating better the problems of these conditions in the animal species as well as in man and in suggesting well-based preventive measures. As far as people are concerned the last two decades of the 20th century have shown a significant increase in obesity in the richer countries, particularly the USA (Table 1). Possibly associated with the obesity boom, there is an increasing awareness of other disorders of eating behaviour and body composition. These range from anorexia nervosa, at the other end of body composition to obesity, to others, such as bulimia, with more variable effects on body composition.

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    Animal Models
    Disorders of Eating Behaviour and Body Composition
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John B. Owen, Edited by Janet Treasure, Edited by David A. Collier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780792370956
    ISBN 10: 0792370953

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    LC classification: QH431
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    LC classification: RC552.E18 A54 2001
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    LC classification: R-RZ, RC1-1245, RC321-580, RC434.2-574, RB155-155.8, QP82-82.2
    Edition statement
    2001 ed.
    Illustrations note
    Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Imprint name
    Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Publication date
    01 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht, Netherlands
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part 1: Human disorders of eating behaviour and body composition. 1. Obesity syndromes; M.S. Bray, D.B. Allison. 2. The spectrum of eating disorders in humans; J.L. Treasure, D.A. Collier. 3. Free-choice diet selection - the economics of eating; C.V. Phillips. Part 2: Diet selection and aberrations of body composition. 4. Diet selection in wild animals; L. Hansson. 5. The animal within: lessons from the feeding behaviour of farm animals; Kyriazakis. 6. Exercise and diet-induced obesity in mice; R.R. Bell. Part 3: Genetic models of animal obesity. 7. The obesity (ob) gene and leptin in animal models of obesity; K.A. Augustine-Rauch. 8. Genetic susceptibility of rodents to diet-induced obesity; J. Harrold. Part 4: Genetic susceptibility to leanness in animals. 9. Muscle enhanced traits in cattle and sheep; N.E. Cockett, C.A. Bidwell. 10. The halothane gene and leanness and stress susceptibility in pigs; P. Kathirvel, A.L. Archibald. Part 5: Anorexia models. 11. The Anorexia Mouse; J. Johansen, M. Schalling. 12. Anorexia-like wasting syndromes in pigs; S.C. Kyriakis. 13. Laboratory animal models for investigating the mechanisms and function of parasite-induced anorexia; J.G. Mercer, L.H. Chappell. Conclusion: Implications for understanding and treating human eating disorders; Editorial. Index.