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An atlas of obesity and weight control by George A. Bray

By George A. Bray

"An Atlas of weight problems and Weight keep an eye on is a sincerely written, illustrated colour atlas on weight problems, together with its etiology, improvement and therapy. The booklet comprises approximately a hundred and fifty scientific photos of weight problems and its similar stipulations, in addition to many pertinent scientific instructions and up to the moment facts on evaluate and therapy. the most chapters disguise overview and occurrence, how weight problems develops and the way it Read more...

content material: Realities and remedy of weight problems Etiology of weight problems power stability and the managed procedure Afferent signs The relevant Controller Efferent signs define of therapy historic standpoint Mechanisms of motion at the moment on hand medicinal drugs unwanted effects good points of an amazing Drug weight problems and Weight regulate Illustrated Index

weight problems is a prolonged, stigmatized illness that's more and more universal. This atlas seems to be at its etiology, improvement and remedy, and includes medical photos of weight problems and its related Read more...

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Adapted with permission from Molgaard C, Michaelsen KF. Changes in body composition during growth in healthy school-age children. , E :::> 0 Abdomen (subcutaneous) 60 ... > .!! , . This figure illustrates the changes in the amount of body fat in various compartments over the adult body by age group. (a) Men; (b) women. Adapted with permission from Kotani KK, Tokunaga K, Fujioka S, et at. 5 25 30 "~- Asian Cauasian African- Asian American 20 25 21 8 13 8 32 38 35 33 20 23 21 40 39 26 28 26 21 25 13 II 36 32 35 9 34 22 24 23 39 41 41 27 29 29 Figure 1.

Et a/. Diurnal and ultradian rhythmicity of plasma leptin: effects 6 12 18 Time (hours) 24 36 of gender and adiposity. J C/in Endocrinol Metab 1998;83:453-9 57 AN ATLAS OF OBESITY AND WEIGHT CONTROL I. Leptin is synthesized in fat cells and placenta 2. Women have higher leptin levels than men 3. More fat means more leptin 4 Leptin acts in the brain ovary liver hematopoietic cells 5. Leptin deficiency produces obesity 6. Leptin modifies effect of starvation 7. Leptin is secreted in mother's milk 8.

160 . <' .. <' 70 :0 u ~ u s = ~ ~ -5 "' "' "c 1863 1850 1885 1875 1900 1924 1925 1946 1943/ 1962 \ 1950 1 1991 1975 6 ~ 1971 - 197(,... 1974 1980 140 12 a. 15 The weight of American men inducted into the army, for a given height depicted versus time since the American Civil War ( 1861-5). Note that there has been a steady increase in the weight for the height of 5 feet I0 inches used in this figure 46 . 14 Socioeconomic status can also affect body composition. Particularly among Caucasian women, their socioeconomic status, defined by educational level and household income, influences body mass index (BMI).

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