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The Etiology of Obesity.
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PMID:  10715656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Obesity likely results from a genetically predetermined body mass set-point that exerts control of body weight through alterations in basal metabolic rate. This set-point may be further influenced by learned eating behaviour, perception of body image, socioeconomic status and the availability of food. This article examines the complex etiology and pathogenesis of obesity from biological, sociocultural and psychological perspectives. Endocrine abnormalities and defective brown fat thermogenesis are also examined and found not to be primary etiologic factors in the development of obesity.
Authors:
Hacker; Deitel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  21-27     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Toronto, Canada; Departments of Surgery and Nutritional Sciences, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, M6R 1B5 Canada.
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