Academic journal article Central European Journal of Public Health

Pediatric Obesity, Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment

Academic journal article Central European Journal of Public Health

Pediatric Obesity, Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment

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Pediatric Obesity, Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment Freemark M., Editor. Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment. New York: Humana Press; 2010.

The book belongs to Contemporary Endocrinology Series edited by Humana Press and contains comprehensive information on childhood obesity.

The worldwide increase in childhood obesity prevalence enhances interest in etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and management of the disease.

The book covers the main obesity topics divided into ten parts. The first part describes obesity epidemics from a global perspective. The neuroendocrine control of energy balance reflecting components of afferent and efferent system and central processing, and some adaptive mechanisms are pointed out in the next part. The genetics of obesity covers monogenic, syndromic, and polygenic obesity as well as racial differences. Prenatal and perinatal determinants of childhood obesity still underestimated in childhood obesity development are subject of the next chapter. The crucial role of diet and energy expenditure in obesity pathogenesis is discussed with emphasis on effect of single macronutrients and non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). The chapter on metabolic complications of obesity in children explores the relationship between growth, thyroid function and sexual development, insulin resistance, glucose and lipid metabolism disorders, fatty liver, hypertension, sleep disorders, atherogenesis, and adult cardiovascular disease. …

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