Animal Models — Disorders of Eating Behaviour and Body Composition

  • John B. Owen
  • Janet L. Treasure
  • David A. Collier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Human disorders of eating behaviour and body composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Molly S. Bray, David B. Allison
      Pages 1-18
    3. Janet L. Treasure, David A. Collier
      Pages 19-49
  3. Diet selection and aberrations of body composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Lennart Hansson
      Pages 69-82
    3. Roma R. Bell
      Pages 97-116
  4. Genetic models of animal obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Karen A. Augustine-Rauch
      Pages 119-131
  5. Genetic susceptibility to leanness in animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Noelle E. Cockett, Christopher A. Bidwell
      Pages 159-172
    3. Paramasivam Kathirvel, Alan L. Archibald
      Pages 173-190
  6. Anorexia models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Jeanette E. Johansen, Martin Schalling
      Pages 193-203
    3. S. C. Kyriakis
      Pages 205-221
  7. Conclusion Implications for understanding and treating human eating disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. John B. Owen, Janet L. Treasure, David A. Collier
      Pages 245-246
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book


The book aims to review knowledge on the disorders of eating behaviour and body composition in some of the non-primate higher animals and to relate these to similar conditions in humans. With advances in understanding the nature of these disorders and their biological basis, it seems timely to assess what cross-species comparisons can tell us about the general underlying factors at work. This may also help to delineate what may be a general biological basis that humans share with their higher animal comrade species and what may distinguish human from non-human, particularly in a cultural context. This could help in combating better the problems of these conditions in the animal species as well as in man and in suggesting well-based preventive measures. As far as people are concerned the last two decades of the 20th century have shown a significant increase in obesity in the richer countries, particularly the USA (Table 1). Possibly associated with the obesity boom, there is an increasing awareness of other disorders of eating behaviour and body composition. These range from anorexia nervosa, at the other end of body composition to obesity, to others, such as bulimia, with more variable effects on body composition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John B. Owen
    • 1
  • Janet L. Treasure
    • 2
  • David A. Collier
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WalesBangorUK
  2. 2.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5743-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9662-6
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