Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: Etiopathogenic Analysis

  • Emilio González-JiménezEmail author
  • Gerard E. Mullin
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


Obesity is a global pandemic and has become a serious health problem worldwide by producing considerable morbidity and mortality. Thus it is imperative for the scientific community to become familiar with the key etiological factors that are ultimately responsible for the development of obesity. The objective of this chapter is to review the important events involved in the pathophysiology of obesity leading to the dysregulation of energy balance, appetite, and metabolism.


Obesity Physiology Pathophysiology Metabolic syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing (Campus of Melilla)University of GranadaMelillaSpain
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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