Chapter 25. Evolutionary Aspects of Obesity and Adipose Tissue Function

  1. Todd Leff2 and
  2. James G. Granneman3
  1. Jonathan C. K. Wells

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629527.ch25

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Wells, J. C. K. (2010) Evolutionary Aspects of Obesity and Adipose Tissue Function, in Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease (eds T. Leff and J. G. Granneman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629527.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

  2. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research, Department of Psychiatry, 550 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Author Information

  1. UCL Institute of Child Health, Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318575

Online ISBN: 9783527629527

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Keywords:

  • evolution;
  • obesity;
  • adipose tissue;
  • thrifty genotype;
  • thrifty phenotype;
  • obesogenic environment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thrifty Genotype and Phenotype Hypotheses

  • Ethological Approach

  • Significance of Agriculture

  • Significance of Colonizing

  • Significance of Social Inequality

  • New Obesogenic Environment

  • References