Genetics and Nutrigenomics of Obesity

  • Andreu Palou
  • M. Luisa Bonet
  • Francisca Serra
  • Catalina Picó
Part of the Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health book series (SSEH, volume 2)


The prevalence of overweight and obesity is rapidly increasing in westernized countries, both in the general population and in children (see International Obesity Task Force 2009, The increased availability of palatable, energy dense foods and the reduced requirement for physical exertion during working and domestic life as well as during leisure time contribute to a sustained state of positive energy balance and are, no doubt, critical factors underlying this obesity pandemic.


Adipose Tissue Conjugate Linoleic Acid Infant Formula Brown Adipocyte High Birth Weight 
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European Commission (FP6-2004-FOOD-3-A 016181-2) and Spanish Government (grants AGL2006-04887/ALI, AGL2009-11277/ALI and AGL2006-27837-E). Our laboratory is a member of the European Research Network of Excellence NuGO (The European Nutrigenomics Organization, EU Contract: no. FP6-506360). The CIBER de Fisiopatología de la obesidad y nutrición is an initiative of the ISCIII


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  • Andreu Palou
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  • Catalina Picó
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology (Nutrigenomics)University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN)Palma de MallorcaSpain

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