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Author Power, Michael L.

Title The evolution of obesity / Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.398 P871e 2009    ---  Available
Description ix, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-382) and index.
Contents Introduction : human biology, evolution, and obseity -- Humanity is on the fat track -- Our early ancestors -- The evolution of meals -- Evolution, adaptation, and human obesity -- Evolution, adaptation, and the perils of modern life -- Energy, metabolism, and the thermodynamics of life -- Information molecules and the peptide revolution -- Appetite and satiety -- Getting ready to eat -- The paradox of feeding -- The biology of fat -- Fat and reproduction -- Genetic and epigenetic correlates of obesity -- Conclusion : surviving the perils of modern life.
Summary Draws on popular examples and sound science to explain our expanding waistlines and to discuss the consequences of being overweight for different demographic groups. Reviews the various studies of human and animal fat use and storage, including those that examine fat deposition and metabolism in men and women; chronicle cultural differences in food procurement, preparation, and consumption; and consider the influence of sedentary occupations and lifestyles.
Subject Obesity.
Adipose tissues -- Evolution.
Human evolution.
Adaptation, Physiological -- physiology.
Adipose Tissue -- metabolism.
Biological Evolution.
Added Author Schulkin, Jay.
ISBN 0801892627 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801892622 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40016926211

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