Body Weight Regulation: Essential Knowledge to Lose Weight and Keep It Off


Author: Joseph Proietto

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514497034

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

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The main purpose of Body Weight Regulation is to educate the reader on the best strategy for losing weight and keeping it off long term. But after many years of managing obesity, the author has found that to achieve the best results, it is essential to understand the true nature of obesity. Thus this book first discusses the way the brain regulates body weight and how obesity cannot be caused only by poor lifestyle choices. It reviews the overwhelming evidence that obesity has a strong genetic or epigenetic basis and gives an evidence-based, detailed strategy on how to lose weight and keep it off . Body Weight Regulation discusses practical advice on how to structure meals that can be used during the weight-loss and weight-maintenance phases.

Frontiers in Eating and Weight Regulation


Author: Wolfgang Langhans,Nori Geary

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805593007

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The development of effective preventive and therapeutic measures to control eating and body weight involves basic physiology as well as cognitive and social psychology. The potential of molecular genetics to illuminate brain-behavior relationships became apparent with the discovery of the leptin gene in 1994. At present, molecular methodologies are being integrated with other physiological approaches, resulting in a number of options from which effective therapeutic strategies may evolve. This book highlights this exciting juncture: Fifteen leading experts present brief descriptions of some of the latest developments of the physiology of eating and weight regulation, ranging from endocrine and neural controls to genetics and functional brain imaging. These Frontier chapters are preceded by a general overview that provides requisite background on the physiology of eating as well as a conceptual framework for the Frontier chapters.Due to its special nature, this book will be of great interest to students at a variety of levels, to basic researchers already in the area or new to it, and to researchers and clinicians interested in translational issues.

Sports Nutrition

Energy Metabolism and Exercise


Author: Judy A. Driskell,Ira Wolinsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849379512

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 7401

Exercise by itself tears down the body. To rebuild that body so that it expresses greater strength, endurance, and speed, requires sound nutritional practices based on fact rather than fad. Those practices must also recognize that specific needs vary greatly according to age, gender, and intensity of exercise. Sports Nutrition: Energy Metabolism and Exercise offers a cutting-edge investigation of energy metabolism and exercise in relation to sports nutrition. Edited by the team of Ira Wolinsky and Judy Driskell, who continue to build on their reputation as leading experts on sports-nutrition, and written by researchers qualified for the task, this myth-busting work presents- New findings on essential energy-yielding nutrients New material on the estimation of energy requirements Various chapters examine the active body's need for energy-yielding carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The book also considers laboratory methods for determining the energy expenditure of athletes as well as unique assessment methods used to measure activity in the field. In addition, the text considers important physiological aspects of energy metabolism such as body weight regulation, and examines variances necessitated by gender and age. Based on rigorous research, this readable work offers sound advice for all those concerned with the proper nourishment of the active body. Nutritionists, trainers, exercise physiologists, and athletes themselves will find much food for thought on nutrition science, as well as practical guidance in determining the ingredients required to maximize training.

Serotoninergic System, Feeding and Body Weight Regulation


Author: Stylianos Nicolaïdis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 170

View: 3597

Redux "RM" is a revolutionary new anti-obesity drug that has just been approved (July 1996) the FDA. It is the first weight management drug treatment to be launched in the United States in 20 years and is not addictive, unlike earlier drugs used for this purpose. Redux "RM": A Comprehensive Overview includes a brief introduction which leads up to its discovery and includes an overview of new trends in obesity management. The book lists the pharmacological profile of the drug, given by experts involved in monitoring the effects of the drug on the brain neurotransmitters, as well as detailing the results (including safety data) of the various clinical trials. -- Covers all aspects of a revolutionary new drug -- Lists pharmacological profile of the drug -- Includes safety data -- Projects future trends in weight management

Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food


Author: Michelle McGuire,Kathy A. Beerman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111784299

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 3185

CRYSTAL CLEAR SCIENCE + COMPELLING APPLICATIONS = A BALANCED PROGRAM FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING. In a concise format, NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES: FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO FOOD, 2/e clearly explains the scientific principles underlying nutrition while incorporating applications to promote a complete understanding of core concepts. This integrated approach provides a strong science foundation in a context relevant to students daily lives and their careers. Supported by an impressive visual design and comprehensive supplements, NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES offers a unique, balanced program for teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Author: Michelle McGuire,Kathy A. Beerman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337097470

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 4864

4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences, offering several combinations of print and online options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Regulation of body weight

biological and behavioral mechanisms : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Regulation of Body Weight, Biological and Behavioral Mechanisms, Berlin, May 14-19, 1995


Author: Claude Bouchard,George A. Bray,Berlin (Germany). Senat

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: 9780471963738

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 327

View: 4875

The fact that about 30-40% of the adults in the Western world are overweight or obese testifies to the frequency of the disturbances in body weight regulation. Scientists have established that caloric intake, macronutrient composition of the diet, basal and resting metabolic rate, thermic response to food, energy expenditure associated with movement and physical activity, and preferential storage of the surplus of calories as fat or lean tissues are critical determinants of energy balance and body weight. While much has been learned, the field is poised for major advances with the advent of a variety of imaging techniques, progress in quantitative and molecular genetics, use of transgenic rodent models and of breeding experiments with informative inbred strains, availability of stable isotopes for metabolic and behavioral studies, and a growing number of useful experimental animal and human models. This volume takes an integrative approach to obesity. It is structured around four major topics: (1) the animal and human models currently available for the study of body weight regulation with their strengths and limitations, (2) the molecular and genetic basis of the regulation of body weight, (3) the metabolic and physiological mechanisms involved, and (4) the behavioral and social determinants. The 13 background papers provide a critical overview of the present knowledge base while the group reports summarize the extensive deliberations of 38 international experts. Particular emphasis has been given to promising research areas and on the advances needed to ensure a better understanding of the biological and behavioral mechanisms of the regulation of body weight, with a particular emphasis on overweight and obesity.