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

Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Volume 4

Personal Book: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $158
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $316
ISSN: 2467-9615
eISSN: 2210-2698 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-559-3
eISBN: 978-1-68108-558-6 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810855861180401

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK


Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary
H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan




Contributor(s):
Anabela Pinto Rolo
CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra
Portugal
/
Department of Life Sciences
University of Coimbra
Portugal


Anu Augustine
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Kannur University
Thalassery Campus
India


Arun Subash Koorapally
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Kannur University
Thalassery Campus
India


Baddireddi Subhadra Lakshmi
Centre for Food Technology
Anna University
Chennai
India
/
Department of Biotechnology
Anna University
Chennai
India


Carlos Marques Palmeira
CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra
Portugal
/
Department of Life Sciences
University of Coimbra
Portugal


Gopal Thiyagarajan
Department of Biotechnology
Anna University
Chennai
India


Hiu Yee Kwan
School of Chinese Medicine
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
China


Ilgın Turkcuoglu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 44280, Faculty of Medicine
University of Inonu
Malatya
Turkey


Jennifer Man Fan Wan
Food and Nutrition Division, School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
China


João Alves Amorim
CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra
Portugal


João Soeiro Teodoro
CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra
Portugal
/
Department of Life Sciences
University of Coimbra
Portugal


Megha Valsaraj
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Kannur University
Thalassery Campus
India


Navaneetha Saseendran
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Kannur University
Thalassery Campus
India


Rauf Melekoglu
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Perinatology
University of Inonu
Malatya
Turkey


Sunil K. Jain
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
India