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Title Energy metabolism and obesity : research and clinical applications / edited by Patricia A. Donohoue.
Imprint Totowa, N.J. : Humana, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary endocrinology
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Energy metabolism.
Obesity -- Endocrine aspects.
Energy Metabolism -- physiology.
Contents Molecular physiology of monogenic and syndromic obesities in humans / Wendy K. Chung and Rudolph L. Leibel -- Leptin signaling In the brain / Ofer Reizes, Stephen C. Benoit, and Deborah J. Clegg -- Inactivating melanocortin-4 receptor mutations and human obesity / Ya-Xiong Tao -- The role of central melanocortins in cachexia / Daniel L. Marks -- The efferent arm of the energy balance regulatory pathway : neuroendocrinology and pathology / Robert H. Lustig -- Adiponectin : a multifunctional adipokine / Kristen Clarke and Robert L. Judd -- 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. Tschöp -- The role of growth hormone secretagogues and ghrelin in feeding and body composition / Cyril Y. Bowers, Blandine Laferrère, David Hurley, and Johannes D. Veldhuis -- Interaction between physical activity and genetic factors in complex metabolic disease / Paul W. Franks and Stephen M. Roth -- 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase Type 1 and obesity / Roland H. Stimson and Brian R. Walker -- Prader-Willi syndrome : a model of disordered energy homeostasis / Andrea Haqq -- Antipsychotic medication-induced weight gain and risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease / John W. Newcomer -- Treatment of insulin resistance in youth : the role of metformin / Molly Emott and Michael Freemark -- The surgical approach to morbid obesity / Edward E. Mason, Mohammad K. Jamal and Thomas O'Dorisio.
Summary 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.
Other Author Donohoue, Patricia A.
Other Title Print version: Energy metabolism and obesity. Totowa, N.J. : Humana, ©2008 9781588296719 1588296717