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Title The metabolic syndrome : epidemiology, clinical treatment, and underlying mechanisms / edited by Barbara Caleen Hansen and George A. Bray
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 401 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary endocrinology
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Contents Metabolic syndrome past and future: an introduction to the features of this book -- Metabolic syndrome: to be or not to be? -- The role of obesity in insulin resistance: epidemiological and metabolic aspects -- Treatment of the metabolic syndrome with weight loss, exercise, hormones, and surgery -- Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease: an epidemiological perspective -- The sympatho-adrenal system in the metabolic syndrome -- Insulin action and endothelial function -- Macro- and microvascular disease in an insulin-resistant pre-diabetic animal model: the JCR:LA-cp rat -- High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and the metabolic syndrome -- Insulin signaling in adipocytes and the role of inflammation -- Insulin resistance and dyslipidemia -- Pancreatic islet psthophysiology and pathology in obesity -- Glucagon-like peptides and insulin sensitivity -- The relationship between the insulin receptor substrates and metabolic disease -- Insulin resistance and inhibitors of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase -- Fat feeding and muscle fat deposition eliciting insulin resistance: an update -- Alterations in atypical protein kinase C activation in insulin resistance syndromes -- The liver, glucose homeostasis, and insulin action in type 2 diabetes mellitus -- Chronomics of the metabolic syndrome
Summary With an extraordinary need for early intervention and prevention to slow or halt its progression, Metabolic Syndrome is one of the most challenging health problems. Only through an understanding of the science underlying this syndrome can successful interventions be developed and implemented. In The Metabolic Syndrome: Epidemiology, Clinical Treatment, and Underlying Mechanisms, the writers stimulate new thinking concerning underlying mechanisms and encourage heightened efforts to develop new therapeutics, potentially targeting uniquely intersecting pathways. Developing this new synthesis and analysis of the Metabolic Syndrome will bring together the viewpoints of epidemiologists, physiologists, molecular biologists/biochemists, and clinicians toward understanding the current state of knowledge of both the causes and consequences of the Metabolic Syndrome
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
In Springer eBooks
Subject Metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic Syndrome
MEDICAL -- Endocrinology & Metabolism.
MEDICAL -- Nutrition.
Metabolic syndrome
Syndrome métabolique X.
Metabolic Syndrome X.
Metabolisches Syndrom.
Syndrome métabolique.
Form Electronic book
Author Hansen, Barbara C
Bray, George A
ISBN 9781588297389