Chapter 23. A Look to the Future

  1. Gareth Williams1 and
  2. Gema Frühbeck2
  1. Gareth Williams1 and
  2. Gema Frühbeck2

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch23

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Williams, G. and Frühbeck, G. (2009) A Look to the Future, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Endocrinology, Clínica Universitaria, de Navarra, Avda. Pío XII, 36, 31008 - Pamplona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Endocrinology, Clínica Universitaria, de Navarra, Avda. Pío XII, 36, 31008 - Pamplona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019115

Online ISBN: 9780470712221

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Keywords:

  • a look to the future;
  • mechanistic links between obesity and its comorbidities – a fertile area for research;
  • ‘omic’ technologies – to examine patterns of gene expression and the downstream processes of protein production;
  • lifestyle modification – effective, resource-intensive setting of clinical trials;
  • β-cell dysfunction;
  • leptin – key to understanding and treating obesity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Obesity and its fellow-travellers: here to stay

  • More secrets from fat?

  • Energy balance and obesity: signals and noise

  • Managing obesity: must do better

  • Prevention: better than cure, but …

  • Whose problem is it anyway?