Recent Endocrine and Metabolic Investigations Relevant to Obesity

  • Jules Hirsch
  • Bruce S. Schneider


It will not be the objective of this report to provide a comprehensive review of current research on obesity. Such reviews have appeared periodically, a recent excellent example being the published report of a conference held under the auspices of the Fogarty International Health Center (Bray, 1973). The purpose of this review is to describe several recent developments in obesity research, which have excited the interest of those involved in the study of human obesity and which have particular relevance to diabetes and metabolism.


Insulin Level Insulin Receptor Obese Subject Insulin Binding Acanthosis Nigricans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jules Hirsch
    • 1
  • Bruce S. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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