Editors: Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Martins

Series Title: Recent Advances in Obesity Research

Understanding Obesity: From its Causes to Impact on Life

Volume 1

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Library License: US $396
ISBN: 978-981-14-4261-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-4263-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114426361200101

Introduction

Understanding Obesity informs readers about contributing factors to obesity: from social and behavioral determinants throughout the life course, influences from before we are born to what we eat (nutrients and food contaminants which impact body weight), gut bacteria, and the way accumulated energy from nutrition is spent. Chapters will also inform readers about adipose tissue (the dynamic role of the adipose tissue during obesity development, the pressure put on to its remodeling and differences in obesity phenotypes regarding association with pathological outcomes as well as the latest advances in finding biological markers of adipose tissue dysfunction) and the latest treatment options for obesity. Special topics, such as the bidirectional relationship of stress with obesity and the influence of aging on the onset of metabolic disorders that lead to obesity are also discussed.

Understanding Obesity is a valuable reference for health researchers, practitioners (endocrinologists, family physicians, nurses), as well as decision-makers in healthcare and other professional settings who are seeking a holistic understanding about the causes of obesity and ways to address it.

Key Features:

- 17 chapters cover obesity from a diverse range of perspectives

- medical information is presented (adipose physiology and different disease conditions relevant to obesity)

- educational, social and psychological issues as central when caring for obesity patients are emphasized

- the latest information on obesity treatment options (including medical, pharmaceutical and surgical options) is included

- bibliographic references have been provided for further reading

Contributors

Editor(s):
Rosário Monteiro


Maria João Martins




Contributor(s):
Adriana R. Rodrigues
Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Alexandra M. Gouveia
Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Alejandro Santos
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Ana Faria
Nutrição e Metabolismo, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, ProNutri - Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Andreia Oliveira
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


António Ascensão
CIAFEL - Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
LaMetEx - Laboratory of Metabolism and Exercise, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Cátia Braga-Pontes
School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria,
Health Research Unit, Polytechnic of Leiria
Leiria
Portugal


Célia Candeias
Unidade de Saúde Familiar Pedras Rubras
Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde Maia-Valongo
Maia
Portugal


Conceição Calhau
Nutrição e Metabolismo, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, ProNutri - Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Catarina Durão
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal


Carla Lopes
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Cláudia Marques
Nutrição e Metabolismo, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, ProNutri - Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Cidália D. Pereira
School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria
Health Research Unit, Polytechnic of Leiria
Leiria
Portugal


Cristina Pereira-Wilson
Department of Biology, University of Minho
University of Minho
Braga
Portugal
/
CITAB-UM - Center for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences
University of Minho
Braga
Portugal
/
Center for Biological Engineering
University of Minho
Braga
Portugal


Davide Carvalho
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Centro Hospitalar S. João
Porto
Portugal


Delminda Neves
Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Diogo Pestana
Nutrição e Metabolismo, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, ProNutri - Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Porto
Portugal


Diana Teixeira
Nutrição e Metabolismo, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, ProNutri - Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Porto
Portugal


Elisa Keating
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Elisabete Ramos
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Fátima Martel
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Gil Faria
ULS Matosinhos/Hospital de Pedro Hispano, Serviço de Cirurgia Geral, Matosinhos
Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Gerhard P. Püschel
Department of Nutritional Biochemistry
University of Potsdam, Institute of Nutritional Science
Nuthetal
Germany


Henrique Almeida
Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Isabel Azevedo
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Inês Brandão
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Joana Araújo
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Jorge Beleza
CIAFEL - Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
LaMetEx - Laboratory of Metabolism and Exercise, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


João T. Guimarães
Serviço de Patologia Clínica
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto
Portugal
/
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Institute of Public Health, University of Porto
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


José Magalhães
CIAFEL - Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
LaMetEx - Laboratory of Metabolism and Exercise, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Margaria Faria
Serviço de Patologia Clínica
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto
Portugal


Maria J. Martins
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Maria J. Salazar
Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Marco Assunção
Serviço de Patologia Clínica
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto
Portugal
/
CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina - Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Porto
Portugal


Nuno Borges
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Pedro Coelho
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Paula Freitas
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Centro Hospitalar S. João
Porto
Portugal


Raquel Costa
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Rosário Monteiro
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Unidade de Saúde Familiar Pedras Rubras
Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde Maia-Valongo
Maia
Portugal


Rita Negrão
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Raquel Soares
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Sara Andrade
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Susana G. Guerreiro
Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues
CIAFEL - Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
LaMetEx - Laboratory of Metabolism and Exercise, Faculty of Sport
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Vanessa Guerreiro
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal
/
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Centro Hospitalar S. João
Porto
Portugal


Vânia S. Ribeiro
School of Health Sciences
Polytechnic of Leiria
Leiria
Portugal
/
Health Research Unit
Polytechnic of Leiria
Leiria
Portugal




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