Genes and Obesity

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A number of genes have been identified that are associated with an increased body mass index (BMI), the standard measurement of obesity. By analyzing these genes, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of what causes obesity and develop ways to tackle the problem. The study of genes and obesity could lead to new treatments. This volume reviews the latest developments in the field. * This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas * Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts * Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fieldsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0123750032
  • 9780123750037

Review quote

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--British Medical Journalshow more

Table of contents

Introduction by Claude Bouchard Genes and pathways contributing to obesity: a systems biology view Thomas Drake Genetics of adipose tissue biology Peter Arner and Ingrid Dahlman Genetics of brown adipose tissue Les Kozak Obesity caused by single genes Genetics of lipodystrophies and ectopic fat deposition Robert Hegele Genetics of common forms of overweight and obesity Genetics of adipose tissue distribution Ruth Loos Genetics and human dietary intake Danielle Reed Genetics and eating disorders Johannes Hebebrand and Anke Hinney Genetics of metabolic rates and energy expenditure Genetics of physical activity level and sedentary time Timothy Lightfoot and Trudy Moore-Harrison Advances in epigenetics and relevance to obesity Alfredo Martinez, Javier Campion, Fermin Milagro Are there metabolic complications of obesity precipitated by genetic factors? Alan Shuldiner From animal models to human genetics to practical applicationsshow more