Chapter 5. The Regulation of Energy Balance: An Overview

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

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch5

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Williams, G. (2009) The Regulation of Energy Balance: An Overview, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch5

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

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:

  • regulation of energy balance;
  • regulation of body fat and composition;
  • thermogenic tissues;
  • db mutation – inactivates the receptor;
  • regulation of energy intake and expenditure;
  • non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT);
  • dopaminergic pathways

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regulation of body fat and composition

  • Regulation of energy intake and expenditure

  • Lessons from other species: informative or misleading?

  • Causes of obesity

  • References