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

Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Volume 4

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2467-9615 (Print)
ISSN: 2210-2698 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-559-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-558-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810855861180401


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. The incidence of obesity among populations 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 activities focused on raising awareness about lifestyle changes to the discovery and development of safe and effective anti-obesity drugs. Anti-obesity Drug Discovery and Development is a book series focused on this very important area of healthcare research. Each volume presents insightful updates on pharmaceutical research and development for clinical researchers and healthcare professionals involved in obesity treatment programs.

The fourth volume of this series covers 6 reviews on anti-obesity treatment strategies including updates on obesity and cancer prevention through dietary modulation, the role of anti-obesity medications in polycystic ovary syndrome, potential anti-obesity strategies targeting mitochondria, calcium silicate based formulations for anti-obesity therapy, and the identification of obesity medications from natural products and plants.


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List of Contributors

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Dietary Modulation, Obesity and Cancer Prevention

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Jennifer Man Fan Wan, Hiu Yee Kwan
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The Role of Anti-Obesity Medications in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Ilgın Turkcuoglu, Rauf Melekoglu
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Sirtuins and Bile Acids: Potential Anti-obesity Strategies Targeting Mitochondria

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Joao Alves Amorim, Joao Soeiro Teodoro, Carlos Marques Palmeira, Anabela Pinto Rolo
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Development and Characterization of Calcium Silicate Based Formulations for Anti-Obesity Therapy: Orlistat

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Sunil K. Jain
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Multi Targeted Strategies Towards Identification of Potential Drug Candidates from Natural Products in the Management of Obesity

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Baddireddi Subhadra Lakshmi, Gopal Thiyagarajan
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Anti-Obesity Molecules from Plants and their Mode of Action

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Megha Valsaraj, Navaneetha Saseendran, Arun Subash Koorapally, Anu Augustine
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Subject Index

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