Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease presents a
comprehensive survey of adipose tissue, its physiological
functions, and its role in disease. This volume spans the entire
range of adipose tissue studies, from basic anatomical and
physiological research to epidemiology and clinical studies. The
authors-distinguished researchers, clinicians and
epidemiologists-have incorporated groundbreaking recent studies
into traditional models of adipose tissue properties. Chapters on
well-known properties of adipokines leptin and adiponectin are
complemented by an introduction to a novel view of adipose tissue
as a dynamic organ that regulates systemic substrate availability
and metabolism, along with a variety of other discrete functions.
This novel concept is expanded as the role of adipose tissue in
maintaining body homeostasis and the modulation of inflammatory and
metabolic responses is discussed. Worldwide trends in obesity are
discussed from an evolutionary perspective and causes of the
current obesity epidemic are postulated. Additionally, researchers
and clinicians examine the association and potential role of
adipose tissue in disease mediation and offer epidemiological
evidence. This volume concludes with a thoughtful and innovative
discussion of various approaches to inducing and sustaining weight
loss in obese patients and the health effects of such treatments.
Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease provides a
broad and substantial foundation for understanding new developments
in adipose tissue biology and successfully integrating them into
new research endeavors.
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