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Genes and Obesity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123750037, 9780080962030

Genes and Obesity, Volume 94

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: C. Bouchard
eBook ISBN: 9780080962030
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123750037
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th November 2010
Page Count: 416
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Claude Bouchard

  1. Genes and pathways contributing to obesity: a systems biology view
  2. Thomas Drake

  3. Genetics of adipose tissue biology
  4. Peter Arner and Ingrid Dahlman

  5. Genetics of brown adipose tissue
  6. Les Kozak

  7. Obesity caused by single genes
  8. Genetics of lipodystrophies and ectopic fat deposition
  9. Robert Hegele

  10. Genetics of common forms of overweight and obesity
  11. Genetics of adipose tissue distribution
  12. Ruth Loos

  13. Genetics and human dietary intake
  14. Danielle Reed

  15. Genetics and eating disorders
  16. Johannes Hebebrand and Anke Hinney

  17. Genetics of metabolic rates and energy expenditure
  18. Genetics of physical activity level and sedentary time
  19. Timothy Lightfoot and Trudy Moore-Harrison

  20. Advances in epigenetics and relevance to obesity
  21. Alfredo Martinez, Javier Campion, Fermin Milagro

  22. Are there metabolic complications of obesity precipitated by genetic factors?
  23. Alan Shuldiner

  24. From animal models to human genetics to practical applications


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. Genes and Obesity reviews the latest developments in the field.

Key Features

  • 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 fields


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.


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"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 Journal

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About the Serial Volume Editor

C. Bouchard

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, US