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978-0-387-32164-6

Overweight and the Metabolic Syndrome:

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-0-387-32164-6

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This volume examines the problem of the overweight individual and the metabolic syndrome from the laboratory bench to the bedside. Clearly, translating the findings we make in the laboratory to the betterment of humankind is an important mission. Areas where basic science is making important contributions to the problems associated with metabolic syndrome are illustrated in the chapters on Neuroendocrine Control of Food Intake, Current Views of the Fat Cell as an Endocrine Cell: Lipotoxicity, and Ectopic Fat and Metabolic Syndrome. For each of these, the fast-moving basic science area is opening new vistas for translation to the bedside and clinic.


Subject: Medicine, body composition, endothelium, genetics, insulin, insulin resistance, prevention, surgery