Hypothalamic-Pituitary Function in Obesity

  • Bruce S. Schneider
  • Jules Hirsch


Obesity is the major nutritional disorder in the United States and in parts of the world where sufficient calories are available to maintain excessive quantities of adipose tissue triglyceride. Numerous theories, ranging from the psychological to the biochemical, have been proposed to explain the pathogenesis of obesity, but none has been totally satisfactory. Of greater importance from the standpoint of clinical medicine and public health, no intervention, whether surgical, pharmacological, or psychiatric, is predictably successful in inducing and permanently maintaining weight loss.


Growth Hormone Obese Patient Anorexia Nervosa Growth Hormone Response Growth Hormone Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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