8. Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, and Diabetes

  1. Mihai D. Niculescu2 and
  2. Paul Haggarty3
  1. Karen D. Corbin

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch8

Nutrition in Epigenetics

Nutrition in Epigenetics

How to Cite

Corbin, K. D. (2011) Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, and Diabetes, in Nutrition in Epigenetics (eds M. D. Niculescu and P. Haggarty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, NC, USA

  2. 3

    Nutrition & Epigenetics Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816050

Online ISBN: 9780470959824



  • Metabolic Syndrome;
  • genome-wide association studies (GWAS);
  • Lifestyle and Complex Diseases;
  • proopiomelanocortin (POMC);
  • Obesity;
  • Type 2 Diabetes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Obesity

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Conclusions and Future Directions

  • References