Energy Metabolism and Obesity

Energy Metabolism and Obesity : Research and Clinical Applications

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This unique and authoritative book presents an up-to-date overview of the many aspects of energy balance and its relationships to disease processes resulting from excess energy consumption and storage. It provides a comprehensive treatment of important research and clinical aspects of energy metabolism and obesity. It will be a valuable resource for endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, internists and family practitioners.show more

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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2008.
  • 7 Tables, black and white; 18 Illustrations, color; XII, 302 p. 18 illus. in color.
  • 1588296717
  • 9781588296719

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From the reviews: "This is a comprehensive review of the current scientific knowledge of the myriad factors that play a role in the development of obesity ... . Readers from many levels will find this review helpful, including students, researchers, and others seeking to get an overview of the state of the science of obesity-related research. In addition, practitioners seeking an understanding of the direction in which obesity treatment might be moving will also find this book helpful." (Robert Michael Sargis, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008) "This is ... a number of valuable up to date information written by recognized experts. ... All chapters are illustrated by several tables, figures, schemes, photos and color plates of high instructive value and supported by more than 1500 references which considerably increase the information level of this monograph and offer to the reader a ... deeper study of individual topics. ... obesitologists, diabetologists, endocrinologists and several other experts of special related fields will consider this monograph as one of valuable acquisition of their library." (Endocrine Regulations, February, 2008) "This book presents in 14 chapters written by US experts, a compilation of critical articles on topics related to energy metabolism and obesity. The titles include reviews on leptin, adiponectin, melanocortin, gastrointestinal hormones, growth hormone and ghrelin. Topics related to obesity include syndromic obesities, Prader Willi syndrome, antipsychotic drugs, as well as the surgical approach to obesity. Concise and clearly written overviews. For clinicians and researchers." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 5 (3), March, 2008) "Dr. Donohue's book is organized into 14 chapters and each is authored by a leader in the field. Each chapter is comprehensive and can serve as an independent reference for its specific topic ... . In summary, Dr. Donohue has constructed a comprehensive, well-organized and ably-prosed reference ... . To the graduate student her book would be a valuable blueprint to guide study in the now inter-disciplinary field of obesity research. To the expert her digest offers ease of access, novel information and integrative understanding." (Christina L. Sherry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, August, 2008)show more

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Energy Metabolism and Obesity: Research and Clinical Applications is a compilation of highly informative reviews written by undisputed leaders in the field. These authors elucidate the most important aspects of genetic background, neuropeptide secretion and action, neuronal pathways, adipokines, gut hormones, and environmental influences (physical activity, pharmacologic agents, and surgical alteration of the gastrointestinal tract), as well as the complex interactions among them. Understanding the physiology of energy storage and partitioning has become quite a daunting task. This title enables researchers and clinicians to face the challenge of understanding this complex topic and applying the information to the practice of obesity prevention and treatment. The excellent overviews in this book will undoubtedly provide readers with a better understanding of the multifaceted entity of obesity.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Contemporary Endocrinology Energy Metabolism and Obesity: Research and Clinical Applications Editor: Patricia A. Donohoue, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins Drive, 2858 JPP Iowa City, IA 52242-1083 Phone 319-356-3164 FAX 319-356-8170 Chapter 1: Molecular Physiology of Monogenic and Syndromic Obesities in Humans Wendy K. Chung and Rudolph L. Leibel Chapter 2 : Leptin Signaling In the Brain Ofer Reizes, Stephen C. Benoit, and Deborah J. Clegg Chapter 3: Inactivating Melanocortin-4 Receptor Mutations and Human Obesity Ya-Xiong Tao Chapter 4: The Role of Central Melanocortins in Cachexia Daniel L. Marks Chapter 5: The Efferent Arm of the Energy Balance Regulatory Pathway: Neuroendocrinology and Pathology Robert H. Lustig Chapter 6: Adiponectin: A Multifunctional Adipokine Kristen Clarke and Robert L. Judd Chapter 7: The Role of the Gastrointestinal Hormones Ghrelin, Peptide YY and Glucagon-like Peptide-1 in the Regulation of Energy Balance Ruben Nogueiras, Hilary Wilson, Diego Perez-Tilve and Matthias H. Tschop Chapter 8: The Role of GHSs/Ghrelin in Feeding and Body Composition Cyril Y. Bowers, Blandine Laferrere, David Hurley, and Johannes D. Veldhuis Chapter 9: Interaction Between Physical Activity and Genetic Factors in Complex Metabolic Disease Paul W. Franks and Stephen M. Roth Chapter 10: 11ss-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 and Obesity Roland H. Stimson and Brian R. Walker Chapter 11:Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS): A Model of Disordered Energy Homeostasis Andrea Haqq Chapter 12: Antipsychotic Medication-Induced Weight Gain and Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease John W. Newcomer Chapter 13: Treatment of Insulin Resistance in Youth: The Role of Metformin Molly Emott and Michael Freemark Chapter 14: The Surgical Approach to Morbid Obesity Edward E. Mason, Mohammad K. Jamal and Thomas O'Dorisioshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "This is a comprehensive review of the current scientific knowledge of the myriad factors that play a role in the development of obesity ... . Readers from many levels will find this review helpful, including students, researchers, and others seeking to get an overview of the state of the science of obesity-related research. In addition, practitioners seeking an understanding of the direction in which obesity treatment might be moving will also find this book helpful." (Robert Michael Sargis, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008) "This is ... a number of valuable up to date information written by recognized experts. ... All chapters are illustrated by several tables, figures, schemes, photos and color plates of high instructive value and supported by more than 1500 references which considerably increase the information level of this monograph and offer to the reader a ... deeper study of individual topics. ... obesitologists, diabetologists, endocrinologists and several other experts of special related fields will consider this monograph as one of valuable acquisition of their library." (Endocrine Regulations, February, 2008) "This book presents in 14 chapters written by US experts, a compilation of critical articles on topics related to energy metabolism and obesity. The titles include reviews on leptin, adiponectin, melanocortin, gastrointestinal hormones, growth hormone and ghrelin. Topics related to obesity include syndromic obesities, Prader Willi syndrome, antipsychotic drugs, as well as the surgical approach to obesity. Concise and clearly written overviews. For clinicians and researchers." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 5 (3), March, 2008) "Dr. Donohue's book is organized into 14 chapters and each is authored by a leader in the field. Each chapter is comprehensive and can serve as an independent reference for its specific topic ... . In summary, Dr. Donohue has constructed a comprehensive, well-organized and ably-prosed reference ... . To the graduate student her book would be a valuable blueprint to guide study in the now inter-disciplinary field of obesity research. To the expert her digest offers ease of access, novel information and integrative understanding." (Christina L. Sherry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, August, 2008)show more