Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary

Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Volume 2

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Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2467-9615 (Print)
ISSN: 2210-2698 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-915-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-914-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080591401140201


"Obesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses. Onset of obesity in both the developing and the developed world has reached epidemic proportions. In response to this, efforts to control and treat obesity have also been vigorously pursued, ranging from raising awareness about lifestyle changes to the discovery and development of safe and effective anti-obesity drugs.

Anti-obesity Drug Discovery and Development is focused on this very important area of healthcare research. Fifteen well written reviews make this special volume an excellent compilation of recent developments in anti-obesity treatment. The reviews cover a variety of topics including the development of specific, safe and effective receptor antagonists, the role of epithelial endocrine cells and post operative treatment strategies. This book should be useful to clinicians and medicinal chemists involved in anti-obesity research and therapy.

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List of Contributors

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An Approach to Obesity as a Cardiometabolic Disease: Potential Implications for Clinical Practice

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José Sabán-Ruíz, Martin Fabregate-Fuente, Rosa Fabregate-Fuente, Ana Alonso-Pacho, Cristina de la Puerta González-Quevedo, Susana Tello Blasco, Asunción Guerri and Alcira Andrés and Delia Barrio

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Estrogen is Protective Against Obesity and Obesity Related Co- Morbidities; Cardiovascular Diseases and Malignancies

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Zsuzsanna Suba

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Herbal and Microbial Products for the Management of Obesity

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Essam Abdel-Sattar, Soheir M. El Zalabani and Maha M. Salama

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Natural Compounds – Anti-Obesity Properties

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Sara M. Reyna and Jameela Banu

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Sphingolipid Turnover Inhibitors as Modulators of Cellular Metabolism and Obesity

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Nataliya A. Babenko

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.Foods for Special Dietary Regimens.
.Advances in Meat Processing Technologies.
.Food Additives and Human Health.
.Application of Alternative Food-Preservation Technologies to Enhance Food Safety and Stability.