Table of contents

  1. Rexford S. Ahima, Laura Scolaro, Hyeong-Kyu Park
  2. Vivian Peirce, Vanessa Pellegrinelli, Antonio Vidal-Puig
  3. Rexford S. Ahima, Hyeong-Kyu Park
  4. David R. Weber, Babette S. Zemel
  5. Martin G. Myers Jr., David P. Olson, Malcolm J. Low, Carol F. Elias
  6. Jose E. Galgani, Víctor Cortés, Fernando Carrasco
  7. Sheryl O. Hughes, Thomas G. Power, Jayna M. Dave, Teresia M. O’Connor
  8. Edith Grosbellet, Etienne Challet
  9. Dick C. Chan, Jing Pang, Gerald F. Watts
  10. Hyeong-Kyu Park, Rexford S. Ahima
  11. Kristina H. Lewis, Sanjay Basu
  12. John R. Speakman
  13. Catherine E. Aiken
  14. Piers R. Blackett, Dharambir K. Sanghera
  15. Alexis C. Frazier-Wood, Zhe Wang
  16. Struan F. A. Grant
  17. Elizabeth G. Mietlicki-Baase, Matthew R. Hayes
  18. Herbert Tilg, Alexander R. Moschen
  19. Yajuan Qi, Xiaoqin Guo, Shaodong Guo
  20. Jeffrey H. William, Holly Kramer, Sylvia E. Rosas
  21. Maeve A. McArdle, Elaine B. Kennedy, Helen M. Roche
  22. Ivana Vucenik, Laundette P. Jones, John C. McLenithan
  23. Mohsin Wali, C. Venkata S. Ram
  24. Sravanthi Parasa, Arun Raghav MahankaliSridhar
  25. Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  26. Elisabeth Smolle, Sonja M. Kessler, Nicole Golob, Johannes Haybaeck
  27. Martin A. Alpert, Brent M. Parker
  28. Yong-Moon Mark Park, Junxiu Liu
  29. Pablo Aschner
  30. Zlatko Nikoloski, Gemma Williams
  31. Charles Agyemang, Sandra Boatemaa, Grace Agyemang Frempong, Ama de-Graft Aikins
  32. Sani M. Roy, Stacy Rustico, Bassil Kublaoui
  33. John A. Batsis
  34. Jacques Demongeot, Adrien Elena, Carla Taramasco
  35. Andrea Garfinkel-Castro, Keuntae Kim, Hamidi Shima, Reid Ewing

About this book


This comprehensive reference work edited by one of the leading authorities on obesity presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. This volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome and will prove an indispensable resource for clinicians and researchers at levels worldwide.​ The obesity epidemic has generated immense interest in recent years due to the wide-ranging and significant adverse health and economic consequences that surround the problem. Much attention has been focused on behaviors that lead to obesity, in particular to over consumption of energy-dense food and to sedentary lifestyle. However, obesity is an extremely complex condition with poorly defined pathogenesis. In addition, when combined with other comorbidities such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, obesity often leads to a patient diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, a very troubling condition that has grown, and is continuing to grow, rapidly each year in prevalence worldwide. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing one’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This resource covers the full range of scientific and clinical aspects: epidemiology, genetics, environmental factors, pathophysiology, diseases associated with obesity, and clinical management.

Editors and affiliations

  • Rexford S. Ahima
    • 1
  1. 1.Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPennsylaniaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12125-3