Chapter 18. Obesity and Related Disorders

  1. Jim Smith and
  2. Edward Charter
  1. Yanwen Wang

Published Online: 26 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323351.ch18

Functional Food Product Development

Functional Food Product Development

How to Cite

Wang, Y. (2010) Obesity and Related Disorders, in Functional Food Product Development (eds J. Smith and E. Charter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323351.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre Charlottetown, Canada

Author Information

  1. NRC Institute for Nutrisciences and Health, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Fereidoon Shahidi PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178761

Online ISBN: 9781444323351



  • obesity and related disorders;
  • obesity -, excessive body fat contributing weight gain;
  • overweight prevalence and obesity;
  • health costs and obesity;
  • obesity etiology - high fat diet;
  • obesity and cardiovascular disease - mechanisms involved;
  • obesity and type 2 diabetes;
  • obesity prevention - avoiding food traps and increasing physical activity;
  • obesity treatment - surgical treatment;
  • satiety promoter - appetite suppressants


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of obesity and commonly used measures

  • Prevalence of overweight and obesity

  • Health costs related to obesity

  • Etiology of obesity

  • Obesity and cardiovascular disease

  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes

  • Prevention of obesity

  • Treatment of obesity

  • Natural products for obesity prevention and intervention

  • Conclusion

  • References