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Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism, Obesity, and Eating Behavior

Nori Geary and Jennifer Lovejoy

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter introduces the most important aspects of sex differences in energy metabolism, obesity, and eating behavior. Sex differences in both the epidemiology and the biology of adiposity ... More


Obesity and Cancer

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the link between obesity and cancer. Topics covered include epidemiology of adiposity and cancer risk, effects of adiposity on cancer outcomes, and methodologic issues. Further ... More


Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews epidemiologic studies on the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity, focusing on the role of increasing physical activity in preventing ... More


Metabolic and Hormonal Predictors of Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews epidemiologic studies on metabolic and hormonal predictors of obesity. It focuses primarily on prospective cohort studies, first discussing metabolic predictors, including ... More


Measurements of Adiposity and Body Composition

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the “reference” body-composition methods, including underwater weighing, dilution methods, whole-body potassium counting, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry ... More


Metabolic Consequences of Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the links between obesity and individual components of the metabolic syndrome as well as underlying biological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, and ... More


The Plural of Fat

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the transformation of the notion of fat in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Doctors used fat to accentuate their emphasis on a norm. Their examples become more precise ... More


Obesity and Body Composition

NaNa Keum, Mingyang Song, Edward L. Giovannucci, and A. Heather Eliassen

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In 2014, an estimated 1.9 billion adults worldwide were either overweight (BMI 25–29.9) or obese (BMI ≥30). The so-called obesity epidemic began in high-income, English-speaking countries in the ... More


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